The Northwind Centre, formerly the Constance Bay Community Centre, is the culmination of 40 years of passion and building. Created in 1978, expanded in 1992, and expanded again in 2015, the CBBCA’s Sandhills Phase 2 Renovation plan will bring together our heritage building and the Sandhill’s Phase 1 expansion into a single unified facility that provides one great, consistent experience and even greater opportunities. Everything old will be new again.
Main Floor Vestibule & Washrooms
The newly renovated main floor washrooms & common areas are now open. The renovation included a complete replacement and upgrade of the existing washroom and common area featuring an accessible family washroom with change table, more spacious women’s washroom, and new cabinets, tiling, lighting and flooring through-out. It also includes the creation of a new maintenance room which will enable us to consolidate a lot of miscellaneous “stuff” to create the same ambience in this original section of the facility as we enjoy elsewhere. The majority of this work has been funded through the City’s life-cycle renewal program.
Main Floor Link & Multi-Purpose Room
Link Room renovations began in April with the creation of a separate chair storage room, painting, improved lighting, and new floor to ceiling cabinets for the storage of user group supplies. Finishing work is now in progress; Link Room flooring replacement and the repainting of the Multi-Purpose Room. Scheduled to complete later this month the project will eliminate the need to leave the area for programs that have snack and beverage service, create an enhanced meeting room, and complete the process of aesthetic integration of the heritage facility’s main floor with the Sandhills Phase 1 expansion. This work has been funded by the CBBCA and the City’s Rural Affairs Partnership Program.
the Millennium Kitchen – Phase 1
The CBBCA is expecting to receive its building permit in September that will allow us to replace the old 2nd floor washrooms and bar to create a new 800 ft2 kitchen & bar area. If you are an Electrician, Plumber, and/or General Contractor and would like to bid on this exciting project please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The new kitchen is central to the Sandills vision and is the final major component of the project – it will also offer new experiences and opportunities. Borne out of technology and the imagination and experience of local chefs the Millennium kitchen will do everything better than you can imagine. In Phase 1 people working the kitchen for one of the dozens of church and CBBCA events, weddings, and anniversaries will find the kitchen’s banquet configuration a welcome and dramatic improvement; be prepared to love it. The roll-out of our end-state will occur through 2018; if you’d like to pop in and join a class to make a great soup for lunch, whip up something different to take home for dinner, or join a gourmet club for a great group cooked meal, our Millennium Kitchen is a concept made for you. Once fully operational we expect to run 15 activities a week for groups of 10. Visit our Sandhills page for complete details. The work, along with the Green Room project, will complete the process of aesthetic integration of the heritage facility’s second floor with the Sandhills Phase 1 expansion. This work is funded by the CBBCA and generous Sandhills donors.
the Green Room
Coincident with the Kitchen building permit we’ll create a new performers make-up, dressing, and Green Room and a new maintenance Room. Nearly 200 times each year the CBBCA’s Northwind Centre stage is home to performances, rehearsals, and programs. The renovation will dramatically improve the experience of all performers and at the same time create a space to consolidate the various ladders, brooms and machines that keep the place running. This work is funded by the CBBCA and the Rural Root Theatre Company.
Main Floor Club Room
The final major component of Sandhills Phase 2 is the commissioning of the Main Floor Club Room. A combination program and leisure space it will provide a new place to wait, watch the news, and play a game, new opportunities for youth and 55+ activities, and room for arts and other programs. Look for the Club Room to open in late spring 2018. This work is funded by the CBBCA.