Multi-Use

The Phase 1: ARENA will have ice for part of the year and a dry floor for the remainder.
During ice season, a portable floor can be installed to accommodate many of the dry floor uses.
Here are examples of possible activities, programs, events:

ICE SEASON


Adult hockey
Minor hockey
Child & youth development hockey
Tournaments
Skate Club (figure skating)
Speed skating
Parents & tots
Learn to skate
Public skate
Stick & puck
First Shift program
Youth themed public skate
School skate
Office skate
Christmas on ice
Curling
And more…

DRY FLOOR SEASON


Soccer/Lacrosse
Wrestling/Gymnastics
Tennis/Pickleball
Roller derby
Basketball/Volleyball
Ball hockey/Inline hockey
Dry land training/Development camps
Fitness/Physio/Rehabilitation
Entertainment/Birthday parties
Arts & Culture/Art Shows
Family/Community/Corporate events
Celebrations/Potlatches/Cultural events
Gatherings/Concerts/Festivals
Trade shows/Conventions
Meetings/Seminars/Conferences
High ground emergency centre/shelter
And more…

It is the hope of the facilities’ organizers that the West Coast Multiplex will be used as a multi-use meeting place and wellness facility for individuals and families of all ages.

Equal emphasis will be placed on:

Community events and celebrations
Teaching and training
Therapeutics
Recreation activities
Competitive events
A secondary benefit of the West Coast Multiplex is the possible use as a higher ground, emergency shelter.

A multi-use facility of this type does not currently exist in our area making it difficult to attract and keep families who desire a more active lifestyle supported by recreation facilities that are provided as a basic community service.

Since the referendum in 2012 securing the operating funds, the society has secured the land for a multi phased facility along airport road, and have the documents needed to support Provincial and Federal government capital fund requests.

Intended beneficiaries are all community members from youth to seniors.

Who Will Use the West Coast Multiplex?

Nearly 8,700 West Coast Residents as well as many of our 800,000 plus guests the West Coast hosts every year!! Email us to get involved info@westcoastmultiplex.org

 Tofino-Ucluelet area communities population data:

Community


The District of Tofino
The District of Ucluelet
Alberni Clayoquot Electoral Area C
Toquaht First Nation
Ittatsoo
Optisat
Esowista
Ty-Histanis
Ahousaht Nation
Hot Springs
Hesquiaht
Daily Visitors to Pacific Rim Nation Park Reserve

Total Catchment Area Population

Population


1,932
1,717
677
32
369
155
129
302
1,100
44
5
2,178

8,640

Benefits

The benefits of recreation and wellness to each individual and to communities have been well researched and documented.

Real benefits achieved through individual and community participation in leisure include:

  • Recreation and active living are essential to personal health;
  • Recreation is key to balanced human development
  • Recreation reduces self destructive and anti-social behaviour;
  • Recreation and parks are essential to quality of life;
  • Recreation and related facilities build strong families and healthy communities;
  • Recreation reduces health care and social services costs; and,
  • Recreation and related facilities can be significant economic generators.