Sometimes a change of name isn’t just a change of name. It reflects more of what is offered to the community. The City of White Rock Leisure Services Department will change their name to White Rock Recreation and Culture Department on 16 February 2015. The new name better reflects the programs and services delivered by the department and will not result in any changes to staffing, budget or how programs and services are delivered to residents. Branding will be updated on City material over the course of 2015.
Recreation and Culture enhances quality of life in the City of White Rock through recreation programs that promote active, healthy lifestyles, learning new skills as well as the city's culture and history. Among other things, this department facilitates special events, maintains the City’s community centres and offers a variety of recreation and cultural experiences.
- Recreation and Culture facilitated and supported 28 community and charitable
events in 2014.
- With over 1,000 programs and 15,000 participants, Recreation and Culture expands horizons in arts/culture, sport/fitness, health/wellness, lifelong learning and social opportunities.
Mayor Wayne Baldwin, City of White Rock
"A strong Recreation and Cultural service enriches the quality of life for all of White Rock. This new name is an excellent opportunity to communicate our diverse programs and services including those that support arts and culture."