Grand Opening of the Multi-use Recreation Complex (MURC)

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We can’t wait to welcome you to our Grand Opening event on March 2!

Join us at the Multi-use Recreation Complex (MURC) at 261 Garrett Styles Dr, Georgina, ON L4P 3E9. Note that the MURC is accessible from Garrett Styles off of Woodbine Avenue between Ravenshoe Road and Glenwoods Avenue. This section of Garrett Styles is not accessible from the Queensway. 

Important dates

Opening festivities

Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. with the festivities kicking off at 10 a.m. Town staff will be on hand to assist guests throughout the day. 

Join Mayor Quirk, all members of Council and special guests at 10 a.m. for opening remarks in the lobby, followed by the first ribbon cutting to officially open the Multi-Use Recreation Complex (MURC). The morning continues with ribbon cuttings at the Discovery Branch Library, the Aquatic centre, the gymnasium, and the walking track, each marked by special ceremonies and exciting activities.

Programs

The day unfolds with a variety of programs running from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Program staff will be stationed in various areas, providing information about available programs. Enjoy demonstrations and interactive sessions, including pre-registered programming at the pool, story time and 3D printer demos at the Discovery Branch, and engaging drop-in activities in the kitchen, gym and multi-purpose rooms. 

*To join in the gym and activity studio programs, please ensure you bring indoor shoes.

Drop-in Activities:

Gym A

  • 11:15 a.m.-Noon - Pickleball - Open family play 
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Badminton - Open family play
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Volleyball - Open family play
  • 2:15 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Pickleball - Open family play 
  • 3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Badminton - Open family play
  • 4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Volleyball - Open family play
  • 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Pickleball - Open family play

Gym B

  • 11:15 a.m.-Noon - Basketball - open family play
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Open Gym - group games/parachute
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Floor Hockey - open family play
  • 2:15 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Basketball - open family play
  • 3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Open Gym - group games/parachute
  • 4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Floor Hockey - open family play
  • 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Basketball - open family play

Activity Studio

  • 11:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m. - Zumba 
  • Noon - 12:30 p.m. - Balance ball
  • 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. - Yoga Flow 
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Steps/CT 
  • 2:15 - 2:45 p.m. - Yoga Fit flow 
  • 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Yogalates 
  • 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Zumba 
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Vinyasa
  • 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - HITT 

Multi-purpose Room

  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Crafts and Colouring Activities (Pre-school+) 
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Henna Tattooing and Jewelry Making (All ages) - with Roshni 
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Active Games (All Ages) 
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Mini Chefs and Cooking Kids demonstrations (Ages 4 -11) 

Aquatic Centre

These swimming times are full, but the waitlists are open. Get on the waitlist today.

Discovery Branch

Family Storytime

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
Drop in to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and other fun activities with your child. 

Paper Bag Princess Day activities 

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 2 is Paper Bag Princess Day! Join us for themed activities inspired by Robert Munsch's book "The Paper Bag Princess." 

Maker Space 

Open House- 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Drop in and leave with a creation of your own from the space!​ 

  • Make a button​
  • Decorate a tumbler  ​
  • Try out one of our 3D printed stamps 

While supplies last. 

Activities

Don't miss out on our activities taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a selfie photo booth, balloon twister, face painter and glitter tattoo artist. Live entertainment features the Connors Brothers in the main lobby, DJ Teresa in the gym, and a magician captivating audiences throughout the event.

MURC exclusive opportunity

Do you want to help celebrate play and discovery at the grand opening of the new MURC? We're looking for people excited to experience the MURC's new amenities on Saturday, March 2. We're offering an exclusive opportunity to be part of the official opening between 10 a.m. and noon.

If you are chosen, you will have the chance to jump in the pool, hit a pickleball, shoot a basketball, create a button, decorate a tumbler or take a walk on the indoor track. For your chance to participate, exercise your imagination by submitting a drawing or telling us in less than 100 words what you're most excited to experience at the MURC and why you love recreation or the library. All ages and abilities are invited to apply.

Apply now

Rules and regulations

  • Open to all ages and abilities.
  • Each person may submit only one entry.
  • Submissions can be submitted online or dropped off at one of the following facilities during regular business hours:
    • Georgina Leisure Pool
    • Civic Centre
    • All branches of Georgina Public Library
    • Georgina Ice Palace
    • Stephen Leacock Theatre of Performing Arts/Club 55 Keswick
  • Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Written submissions must be kept to a maximum of 100 words.
  • Children under 18 must obtain a parent or guardian's consent for participation.
  • Wristband policies are in effect for the pool. To view this policy, visit georgina.ca/swim.
  • Participants will be notified via the email or phone number provided.
  • If you have any questions, email eleisure@georgina.ca.

Free Shuttle Service 

Parking at the MURC for the grand opening will be limited and will fill up quickly. Avoid parking delays and take advantage of our complimentary shuttles to and from the MURC!

The final shuttles depart from the MURC at 5:30 p.m. and 6  p.m. and will return passengers to their original pick-up locations.

Route #1

Keswick
Sutton

Route #2

Udora / Pefferlaw / Virginia

Accessible transportation

If you require accessible transportation, contact Carlie McCormick at cmccormick@georgina.ca no later than Feb. 23 and we will make our best effort to accommodate.

We hope you can join us for a day of celebration and community as we welcome you to the MURC!

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