Sackville Recreation Consultation

Post survey update: what your survey responses told us about Sackville Recreation

Overall, participants in the Sackville Recreation Consultation are happy with the services available to them. They love the affordable swimming lessons, low cost municipal recreation programs, and having a facility with so many amenities in their community.

Some improvements survey respondents suggested include:

1. Having online registration at the Sackville Sports Stadium (SSS)

We are working on it! Plans are underway to bring online registration to the SSS. We don’t have a definite timeline yet but we will be shouting from the rooftops as soon as it is available.

2. A better design and improved cleaning for the SSS locker and change room area

The SSS is currently undergoing a review of current facility needs, and the locker rooms have been identified as an area which will receive some much need attention. Cleaning services have also recently been addressed with the hiring of a new cleaning company. As with any new working relationship, there will surely be some growing pains as we smooth out the new relationship; however, we hope to see great improvement in the facility’s cleanliness.

3. More affordable access or memberships to the SSS

Have you heard of the trial SSS Membership Loan Program in partnership with the Sackville Public Library? You can borrow a two-week family membership the same way you can borrow a library book! Contact either the SSS or Sackville Public Library for details. The current pilot of this initiative runs from January 6 to March 31, 2017.

4. Increased program variety and more availability of programs (especially swimming lesson space).

A complete list of your ideas and suggestions has been handed over to our team. Stay tuned for new and updated program offerings at the SSS and at other local recreation facilities.

5. Increase and improve advertising to bring more people in.

The SSS has recently begun an advertising campaign to the local community to promote and further develop interest in the facility and the services offered. This program will utilize many mediums including – but not limited to – social media, radio, and mail out distribution. Additional promotional offers will also be included in this campaign.

What you told us about areas that could benefit from increased coordination

A number of areas that could benefit from increased coordination were identified. Suggestions included discussions around sharing information and resources, creating new partnerships and leveraging existing ones, and a commitment to continue to work together with other service providers to maximize service delivery.

What you told us about the gym and classroom space at the SSS

Respondents were very forthcoming with ideas for use of the gym, classroom, and off-season curling space. Suggestions ranged from dryland training for sports groups to business ideas to services for seniors and everything in between. Ultimately, you told us that the SSS should be accessible to the community which will improve the standard of living for residents.

Post survey update: what your survey responses told us about Sackville Recreation

Overall, participants in the Sackville Recreation Consultation are happy with the services available to them. They love the affordable swimming lessons, low cost municipal recreation programs, and having a facility with so many amenities in their community.

Some improvements survey respondents suggested include:

1. Having online registration at the Sackville Sports Stadium (SSS)

We are working on it! Plans are underway to bring online registration to the SSS. We don’t have a definite timeline yet but we will be shouting from the rooftops as soon as it is available.

2. A better design and improved cleaning for the SSS locker and change room area

The SSS is currently undergoing a review of current facility needs, and the locker rooms have been identified as an area which will receive some much need attention. Cleaning services have also recently been addressed with the hiring of a new cleaning company. As with any new working relationship, there will surely be some growing pains as we smooth out the new relationship; however, we hope to see great improvement in the facility’s cleanliness.

3. More affordable access or memberships to the SSS

Have you heard of the trial SSS Membership Loan Program in partnership with the Sackville Public Library? You can borrow a two-week family membership the same way you can borrow a library book! Contact either the SSS or Sackville Public Library for details. The current pilot of this initiative runs from January 6 to March 31, 2017.

4. Increased program variety and more availability of programs (especially swimming lesson space).

A complete list of your ideas and suggestions has been handed over to our team. Stay tuned for new and updated program offerings at the SSS and at other local recreation facilities.

5. Increase and improve advertising to bring more people in.

The SSS has recently begun an advertising campaign to the local community to promote and further develop interest in the facility and the services offered. This program will utilize many mediums including – but not limited to – social media, radio, and mail out distribution. Additional promotional offers will also be included in this campaign.

What you told us about areas that could benefit from increased coordination

A number of areas that could benefit from increased coordination were identified. Suggestions included discussions around sharing information and resources, creating new partnerships and leveraging existing ones, and a commitment to continue to work together with other service providers to maximize service delivery.

What you told us about the gym and classroom space at the SSS

Respondents were very forthcoming with ideas for use of the gym, classroom, and off-season curling space. Suggestions ranged from dryland training for sports groups to business ideas to services for seniors and everything in between. Ultimately, you told us that the SSS should be accessible to the community which will improve the standard of living for residents.