Residents Parks and Recreation Recreation / Wellness Centre Project

The Recreation / Wellness Centre Project includes an indoor walking track, indoor multi-purpose facility/gymnasium space, wellness/fitness centre and required upgrades to the existing Gimli Recreation Centre for dressing rooms, arena seating, canteen and other common spaces.

An Open House on the project was held at the Sigurbjorg Stefansson Early School on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 1 - 3 p.m.

Information on the presentation is available at the Rec Centre Office and on the Municipal Website (see links below) 

Project Survey Form is available at the Municipal and Recreation Offices. We recommend that you review the project details on-line or at the Rec Centre prior to providing feedback on the project. The survey results to date (April 19, 2016) are posted below.

Please click on the links below for more information:

Mayor's Opening Remarks - March 19th Presentation

RM of Gimli / Stantec Full Presentation

Wellness Centre Open House Survey Feedback

Project Concept Design

Q & A's

Gimli Outdoor Aquatic Centre Project  that  includes 6 lanes for swimming, zero-entry/accessible pool area, multiple waterslides and a children’s area that includes fun water features. The outdoor aquatic centre will be funded independently from the Recreation / Wellness Centre Project and will be utilizing Gas Tax Funds.

An outdoor aquatic centre provides a variety of recreational and wellness opportunities including swim lessons, public swim, fitness, group bookings and will create employment opportunities and help enhance our summer tourism.

Gimli and all lakeside communities will face challenges when it comes to the future health of Lake Winnipeg. We want to provide a safe place for families to swim and we also want to remain a Destination Center where Manitobans Play.

Fall, winter and spring indoor swim programming will still be offered at the Candace Derksen Memorial Pool at Camp Arnes.

The RM of Gimli issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on May 4, 2016, for a Swimming Pool Contractor to Design/Build the Gimli Outdoor Aquatic Centre Project to be located near the Gimli Recreation Centre.

Below are timelines for the project:

RFP Closing Date - May 30, 2016

Project Award Date - June 8, 2016

Construction to Commence by - August 31, 2016

Outdoor Aquatic Centre Open for Public Use by - June 27, 2017



Community Fundraising and Sponsorship are a key component in making this project an affordable reality. Different fundraising avenues include naming rights for spaces such as dressing rooms, lobby, canteen, etc., advertising, recognition's through plaques, benches, bricks, etc., community events and fundraisers.