Albion Community Centre
24165 104 Ave, Maple Ridge
The ACC is a 20,000 square foot, multi-use community centre co-located with c̓əsqənelə Elementary at 104 Avenue and 240 Street in Maple Ridge. We currently have select drop-in activities and tours available.
How to Get Here
For those using transit, we recommend using Translink's Trip Planner. If you are driving, drive north on 240 Street from Lougheed Highway, turn right on 104 Avenue and your destination will be on your left.
Great Hall Closed | August 8-12 (Inclusive)
The Great Hall will be unavailable August 8-12 (inclusive) to install the structural pipes in the ceiling which means that all programs scheduled in the Great Hall during those dates are cancelled.
While the facility is now open to the public, there are still features and amenities at the ACC that require further work including the child care space, kitchen, and performance amenities within the Great Hall. This work will be completed throughout the first year or so of operation - we thank you for your understanding. Please note that the Great Hall will be closed again in the Fall to install the performance lights (dates coming soon).
Hours of Operation
Hours are subject to change over the first year of operation as we build capacity and respond to community needs. The ACC is closed on statutory holidays as well as on December 24 and 31.
Please Note: Some of the ACC's registered programs will operate outside of the hours above. If you register for a program at the ACC and it does not fit within the hours advertised above, you will receive instructions on how to access the building through the registration process or can request this information at email@example.com or 604-467-7422.
*Guided Facility Tours: Want to get to know the ACC? We are offering Guided Facility Tours! Please visit Customer Experience at the front desk of the ACC to request a tour during the indicated hours. Tours are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
NEW ACC Hours of Operation | Starting September 6, 2022
- Mon & Wed | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Tues & Thurs | 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Fri | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sat | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Sun | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The ACC is a new facility which means our team is still learning to optimize programming. We will continue to increase/change the ACC’s hours over the first year of operation as we build capacity and respond to community needs. The ACC is closed on statutory holidays as well as on December 24 and 31.
Contact Our Team
- General Inquiries | 604-467-7332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration | 604-467-7422 or email@example.com
Registered Programs at the ACC are underway as part of our Summer Program Guide! You can explore programs in the guide, register for programs at the bottom of this page or visit our Registration Page for more information.
We offer Drop-In Programs at the ACC! Check out the ACC's Drop-In Schedule and get ready for some active fun in our brand new facility. As we build capacity in this new facility, our Drop-In Programs will increase.
After School Programs
Survey Now Closed - More Info Coming Soon!
Thank you to those who completed the afterschool program survey that closed July 25. We received over 100 surveys and are currently analyzing the data to help determine community needs. Your feedback will help to inform afterschool programming for Fall 2022. We will share key information from our findings on this page by August 2, 2022.
The City is leasing the dedicated child care space to the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. The YMCA will operate a 25 space full day child care program for children 30 months to 5 years of age at the new Albion Community Centre. The YMCA is currently working on getting the program licensed with Fraser Health and are aiming for a summer opening. Families who are interested in applying for a space in the program for their child can register here.
After School Programming
For information on after school programming, please read the Programs tab.
In 1923, volunteers built the historic Albion Hall on 240 Street which served the surrounding neighbourhood for 88 years. Due to the significant cost of repairs to keep the building open, the Hall was torn down in 2011 with a commitment to explore options for a new community space in the future.
Here are some key highlights of the journey towards opening the new Albion Community Centre:
- 2013 | A public consultation process was held regarding the Albion Area Plan.
- 2015 | The the City and SD42 entered into a Joint Acquisition Agreement to acquire the required property to facilitate the joint development of the community centre and c̓əsqənelə Elementary.
- 2016 | A public consultation process on design and programming was held at Albion Elementary for the new school and community centre site.
- 2018 | A stakeholder consultation meeting was held at the Maple Ridge Library on the design and offerings of a new Albion Community Centre. A Request for Proposal was issued by the City through BC Bid.
- 2019 | Council awarded the contract for the Albion Community Centre (ACC) Phase One construction.
- 2020 | Council directed staff to obtain pricing for the Phase Two construction and Phase One was completed in Q3 of 2020.
- 2021 | Phase Two of construction continued through the end of the year; however, extreme weather events, supply and service interruptions caused delays in achieving completion.
- 2022 | The Albion Community Centre had its Grand Opening on June 22!
The Albion Community Centre includes several features that help reduce the building's footprint on the surrounding environment!
When approaching the building, you'll notice that part of the roof has solar panels and the other is green. The solar panels on the roof will produce approximately 45,000KWh, which will save about $7,000 annually in electrical costs. The green roof provides a number of benefits including:
- Green roof will retain rainwater and, together with plants, return a portion of this water to the atmosphere through evaporation and transpiration (evapotranspiration).
- Stormwater that does leave the roof is delayed and reduced in volume.
- Stormwater that runs off a green roof is cleaner than runoff from a conventional roof.
- Retention and delay of runoff eases stress on stormwater infrastructure and sewers.
Green roofs reduce the heat flux through the roof, and less energy for cooling or heating can lead to significant cost savings. Shading the outer surface of the building envelope has been shown to be more effective than internal insulation.
- In summer, the green roof protects the building from direct solar heat.
- In winter, the green roof minimizes heat loss through added insulation on the roof.
- Energy conservation translates into fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
The City secured a $1 million grant from the Government of Canada through the Enabling Accessibility Fund. With the help of this fund, the Albion Community Centre is an inclusive and accessible facility that will meet the varying needs of all community members and participants while offering a variety of community programs and services.
Read below for more details on how this funding was used or contact Petra Frederick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Albion Community Centre is a 20,000 sq. foot ‘at grade’ single level facility with an open floor plan:
- Automated doors (most exterior and interior doors);
- Customer Service Desk (with wheelchair and scooter access);
- Great Hall/Gymnasium and removable stage (double wide access automated doors, accessible seating, stage access, accessible green room and accessible wash/change rooms);
- Teaching Kitchen with accessible workspace (lower counters and server windows);
- Three Multi-Purpose Rooms, varying in size (equipped with automated door access, at grade interior and exterior access, automated divider wall and assisted listening devices);
- Gender Neutral and accessible washrooms (seventeen roll up/under sinks, five hands free dry stations installed at an appropriate height and tilt mirrors);
- Child care space (equipped with smooth surface, private accessible washroom and automated access);
- Two accessible parking stalls adjacent to the community centre and access to three accessible parking stalls shared with the adjacent school;
- Accessible outdoor seating (amphitheatre) for events and community theatre (includes first and second row accessible seating a ramp access to the second row);
- Accessible paved walkways that will link with a trail system, amphitheatre/events area and school playing fields and sport courts.