Media release: where to find information before October 15

On October 15, 2022, eligible voters in Vernon will take part in a referendum for the Active Living Centre – a new multi-purpose indoor recreation facility.

Over the last several weeks, the City of Vernon has been sharing information on the proposed project and the referendum process through weekly media releases and social media content, and by hosting close to 50 information booths at local community events and open houses.

For those who may be looking for more information on the project, Recreation Services staff will be at the following events this week:





October 12

Recreation Centre open house

5:00 pm

8:00 pm

October 13

Vernon Farmers’ Market

8:00 am

1:00 pm

October 14

Vernon Vipers hockey game

7:00 pm

9:00 pm

"It’s been a busy couple of months, but we’ve really appreciated the opportunity to meet face-to-face with thousands of community members to discuss the project and answer questions,” said Doug Ross, Director, Recreation Services.

“The City’s objective is to share accurate, fact-based information about the project to help voters make a well-informed decision. The best place to get that information is from the source. So, if anyone is still looking for information, we encourage you to come see us at one of this week’s events, or visit the City’s digital engagement website.”

All the information that has been shared over the last several weeks is available online at The webpage includes details on:

  • What’s included in the proposed facility
  • Why the Active Living Centre is being recommended
  • The estimated cost to develop the facility, the funding strategy, and the impact for Vernon taxpayers
  • The proposed user fee structure of the Active Living Centre for those who live in and outside of Vernon
  • The full referendum question
  • Conceptual drawings
  • Details about voter eligibility and voting opportunities

“This is a community-based decision and every voice matters. Your vote is your voice,” said Ross. “Therefore, we encourage all Vernon residents to learn about the project, consider your options, and participate in the referendum on October 15th.”

If you have questions about the above information, please contact Doug Ross, Director, Recreation Services, at


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