West Shores Wellness, Culture, and Recreation Hub

A vision for the future, an expansion for our community

Hub Development on Hold

The West Shores Wellness Hub (Hub) committee has temporarily suspended its development work while members of the community explore a new community centre concept. The Hub committee is intrigued by and supports the new concept. The committee will reconvene at a later time to learn more about the new concept’s viability and will report updates and news here on this page.

This page contains information about the Hub planning up to January 2021.

A Vision for the Future

The vision for the West Shores Wellness, Culture, and Recreation Hub (Hub) is as an expansion on the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre (GBACHC) building and land. The Hub was designed by the Steering Committee as a way to address the needs of the growing community in and around Grand Bend. The goal of the Hub is to improve access to a range of wellness, cultural, and recreational services and facilities for all-ages, community vitality and stability of the greater Grand Bend area. Constructing a space that is multifunctional, multi-seasonal, and open to everyone would address these issues.

Taking a Look at the Hub Design

The Hub will help deliver on the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre’s (GBACHC) mission “to empower the health and well-being of the people in our communities – together.” Grand Bend has experienced a population increase of 32.5% since 2006, an annual growth rate of 2.9%. To accomodate for that population increase, the Hub will provide programming and services to the community which allows the GBACHC to focus on providing quality healthcare sevices.

New Wellness, Cultural, and Recreational Hub services will include:

  • Cultural programs for all ages
  • Courtyard cultural events
  • Youth programs
  • Creative arts programs
  • Gymnasium programs
  • Fitness programs
  • Walking track/pole walking

New GBACHC services will include:

  • Expanded primary care services
  • Expanded rehabilitation services
  • Expanded mental health and partner space
  • Health promotion programs and services
  • Space for co-location of health and social service partner agencies

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Our Partners

Grand Bend Community Foundation

Grand Bend Community Foundation

Rotary Club of Grand Bend

Rotary Club of Grand Bend

Grand Bend Art Centre

Grand Bend Art Centre

Grand Bend Area Health Services Foundation

Grand Bend Area Health Services Foundation