QUESNEL – The Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre schedule will change February 13. The Centre will be open fewer hours on the weekends as part of a cost-saving measure approved by the North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee in December.
Effective February 13, the Centre will open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (The Arts and Recreation Centre is currently open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on both days.) While the five-hour reduction to the schedule will have some impact on facility users, customer usage data indicates that closures at these times will have less of an impact on the public than other options.
While there will be some reductions in hours for part-time employees, there will be no loss of full-time positions as a result of this schedule change. The reasons for the constraints are varied, but include increasing operational costs such as those for utilities. For further information about facility operations, please contact Jeff Norburn at 992-8206.