SEAPARC Selects Concept Design for Leisure Complex Expansion

Jul 20, 2018

Victoria, BC– The Sooke and Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Commission (SEAPARC) has approved a concept design for the expansion of the SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke.

In April 2018, the Leisure Complex received a $1.24 million grant from the Strategic Priorities Federal Gas Tax Fund. This grant together with SEAPARC’s capital funding is being used to invest in a new $2.75 million fitness facility and multi-purpose expansion space.

“The Commission is very excited that after 10 years of discussion we are close to building a fantastic fitness facility for our residents,” said Mike Hicks, SEAPARC Chair.

Studio 531 Architects Inc. has been selected as the Project Architect overseeing this project. The preliminary design phase is currently underway. This phase includes concepts review and considerations around:

  • Physical location
  • Ease of customer access
  • Administration and operations effectiveness
  • Efficient use of existing facility resources

The proposed site is on the west side of the facility, adjacent to the current multi-purpose rooms and board room. Project construction is expected to start in February 2019 and be complete by December 2019.

Attachment: SEAPARC Fitness Addition (PDF)

For more information and project updates, visit:

The Sooke and Electoral Area Parks and Recreation Commission (SEAPARC) creates recreational opportunities for the public through development, provision and operation of the recreational facilities, programs and activities. SEAPARC is a partnership of the municipality of Sooke and western communities in the JDF Electoral Area (Port Renfrew, Otter Point, Shirley, Jordan River and East Sooke). The commission serves the residents of these areas. Funding for the commission comes from property taxes and user fees.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Mike Hicks, CRD Director
Juan de Fuca Electoral Area
Cell: 250.216.5802

Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492