Grand Opening: Mill Woods Seniors & Multicultural Centre
The City of Edmonton and the Mill Woods Seniors Activity Centre are pleased to announce the grand opening of the Mill Woods Seniors & Multicultural Centre. Located above the new Mill Woods Public Library, the centre is a vibrant community-minded addition to one of the busiest libraries within the region.
“The City of Edmonton is committed to building vibrant communities,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “The new Mill Woods Seniors and Multicultural Centre is a great addition to Mill Woods and provides a fun and dynamic hub for the multicultural, non-profit and seniors population.”
The $10.3-million project was funded largely through the Government of Alberta’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative, which provided $8.2 million for the centre. The City of Edmonton and partnership funding provided the remaining $2.1 million.
“The Alberta Government is committed to working with our municipal partners to support important community infrastructure projects,” said Deron Bilous, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “Funding through the Municipal Sustainability Initiative supports facilities, like the Edmonton Mill Woods Centre, that improve the quality of lives for Albertans.”
With over 23,500 square feet of space including a large multi-purpose program space, three program rooms, a games room and full kitchen and dining area, the centre can host a variety of multicultural organizations, community groups and non-profit organizations. The Mill Woods Seniors Activity Centre will also provide programming for seniors. Activities will include music groups, exercise programs, quilting and arts and crafts.
“We’re thrilled to have this space dedicated to seniors’ programming and multicultural groups,” says Terri Martineau, President, Mill Woods Seniors Activity Centre. “Having it above the new library makes it a central space for all residents to enjoy the many amenities now being offered.”