The West Coast Multiplex is a community facility in the making — the dream of many passionate West Coast Vancouver Island parents, kids, sports enthusiasts, health professionals, wellness advocates, senior citizens, educators and business people from eight communities.
A unique partnership between the Districts of Tofino and Ucluelet, Long Beach Area C and the First Nations communities of Ahousaht, Toquaht, Yuułuiłath, Tla-o-qui-aht and Hesquiaht. The proposed West Coast Multiplex vision was developed through consultation with various local stakeholder groups and the West Coast Multiplex Society has been created to bring the project to reality. Its’ objective is to develop a regional recreational facility to serve multi-generational families and to meet the growing needs of our west coast communities.
More children and youth are facing the lack of recreational facilities on the West Coast and so too are adults and seniors. With an average of 3 meters of rain per year, our winters are wet, cold, and tough. The rugged West Coast has limited access to small indoor facilities; no indoor arena facility or anything of that size. Our growing communities need more recreational facilities to offer diverse and sufficient programs and activities that will keep all residents here, engaged, well and healthy, all year! Our communities need an indoor recreational space: the West Coast Multiplex.
The project consists of a multi-phased development of a recreation facility located on the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations along Airport road adjacent to the Long Beach Unit of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
The building will be designed and built to allow for the addition of a future swimming pool and potential additional amenities.
The use of the building is not confined to winter sports. Major community events, concerts, and celebrations will be accommodated in addition to non-ice indoor sports.
Unlike other less planned or more informal options, the West Coast Multiplex is an ideal facility for uniting families and communities as well as contributing to improve health and wellness through a variety of recreational and educational activities. Support the Multiplex!
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