The Town of Marystown has signed an agreement with YMCA Newfoundland and Labrador to operate the new recreation complex.
Marystown has signed an agreement with YMCA Newfoundland and Labrador.
Under the agreement, the town will retain ownership of the recreation centre while the YMCA will handle the programs offered by the facility.
“What it means for the YMCA is we will be a part of life in Marystown for the next 20 years,” said Jason Brown, the organization’s Newfoundland and Labrador CEO. “We are really pleased to have this agreement with the town to operate the new recreation complex.”
Brown told The Southern Gazette Wednesday this is a great opportunity for both the residents of the Burin Peninsula and the YMCA.
“Our programs focus on healthy active living, and as we did our early surveys in the community, the surveys showed that there would be a great demand for what we do,” said Brown.
Marystown Mayor Sam Synard could not be reached for a comment on the agreement, but in a joint news release issued on Thursday he stated, “The town is very pleased to be working with the YMCA for the long term.”
The release also explained the agreement between the two parties will be regularly reviewed through the first five years to ensure it provides a strong working relationship.
The YMCA will be looking to hire up to 35 full- and part-time employees and will start training and equipping the facility once construction is done.
The organization hopes to have the facility open early next year.