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Saugeen Shores YMCA

Saugeen Shores Council has approved a recommendation directing staff to create a business plan for a Saugeen Shores YMCA facility, in partnership with the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce, to ensure financial sustainability.

In a Town media release, the business plan will detail both the potential facility’s aquatic features, fitness centre as well as added amenities.

“A YMCA facility could accommodate the recreation needs of the growing population of Saugeen Shores,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau. “The YMCA model may be the most financially responsible way to provide a recreation facility (including aquatics) for our community," he said.

The business plan will be developed internally by Town and YMCA staff at no cost and results are expected in the fourth quarter of 2019. Pending the results and approval, a recommended timeline for the project includes drawings and investigation of grant opportunities in 2020, fundraising campaigns throughout 2021-2022 with construction to follow in 2023.

The location of the proposed facility has not yet been determined.

See also:

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YMCA information meeting well attended

Possible YMCA partnership takes next step