On Tuesday June 25th we donned our hardhats, steel toes, and safety vests and had a fantastic educational site tour of the 2-storey, 160 000 sqft Edmonds Pool & Community Centre in Burnaby for our CCW monthly event.
Our tour guides, Jim from Smith Bros & Wilson (general contractor), Mike from Lockerbie & Hole (mechanical contractor) & Ahmet from The AME Consulting Group (mechanical consultant), Alisha from CEI Architecture Planning Interiors (architect) walked us through the site and showed us the unique construction and design challenges for this type of facility. This aquatic centre features a six-lane, 25m pool, a leisure pool, warm swim and therapy lanes, a lazy river with two channels and double waterslides. The community centre also features a 12,000 sqft twin gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, spaces for seniors and youth, fitness studio, etc. At the end of construction, the team will hand over a beautiful, LEED Silver facility!
For dinner that night we had heaps of delicious food courtesy of Vito and his friendly staff at the Balkan House. The menu of Calamari platters, various salads, traditional Balkan meat plates with vegetables finishing off with Tiramisu and Crème Pita left us stuffed with goodness packing left overs for lunch the following day. If you are looking for a meal around this area this place is worth checking out.
We hope every one enjoyed the night as much as we did and that it provided a fun relaxed place to meet, chat and further your network base with other like-minded women in the industry.
Our Summer Social registration is now in full swing and we hope to see everyone there!