Company pitches multi-purpose activity centre

It’s about supporting positive and healthy community initiatives.

  • May. 19, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Conceptual drawing of proposed building.

AUTUMN MacDONALD

Observer Reporter

 

It’s about supporting positive and healthy community initiatives.

Matt Kolle of Parallel Mechanical Ltd. speaks passionately when describing their vision: a multi-purpose activity centre for all ages.

“It’s another opportunity for entertainment and recreation,” he said of the proposed 30,000 square foot facility.

“It’s new, and it adds to the city – which we like to believe is in an upswing.”

The facility includes five and ten pin bowling, 18-hole black light mini golf, banquet room for meetings or parties, a kitchen and a lounge. There’s room for expansion as well with a consideration of adding laser tag in the future.

“It’s more than just a family centre,” Kolle said.

“It has something for everyone: pop by for a pint, play some mini golf, bowl a game, have a bite to eat.”

Kolle said Parallel’s mandate is to generate positive and healthy community activity, something they take seriously, both professionally and personally.

“This is another step in supporting the communities we invest in,” he said.

“This is supporting positive community initiatives and the people of Quesnel.”

The location of the proposed facility is on the corner of Racing Road and Valhalla Road, tucked into the front corner with ample space for future development.

“This is a privately funded activity centre,” Kolle said.

“And it’s nothing but a positive addition for the community.”

Currently the project is in the process of maneuvering rezoning bylaws and completing construction plans.

“The city has been very helpful,” he said.

“There’s a process to everything and process takes time – we understand that.

“We’re working through the red tape, working with consultants and developing plans for construction.”

An open house is being held June 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the boardroom at the Best Western Plus Tower Inn located at

500 Reid Street in Quesnel. Everyone is welcome.

“It’s just a casual information sharing and gathering event,” Kolle said.

“People can come at their leisure, get information, check out our conceptual drawings and ask any questions they may have.

“We are excited to be able to provide such a positive attraction for our community.”

 

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