Gallagher Centre Renovations

Artistic Cutaway drawing

On-Site Photos

We have been taking a lot of pictures of the construction.
See the On-Site Photos

Community Input

This project began with the need to consider ongoing operating and capital investment required to maintain the existing Aquatic Centre and Agriplex building. Consultants were hired in August of 2002 to conduct a needs assessment and feasibility study. The community was involved from that point to gather their input. This community input process has included the following:

  • 2,400 questionnaires were distributed in the fall of 2002 at various points throughout the City. 1,200 of these questionnaires were included with water bills. 
  • Meetings with approximately 45 community and business organizations, as well as service clubs in the fall of 2002. 
  • Public Open Houses were held in October 2002, May 2003 and June 2003 to provide an opportunity for residents to view the proposed facility and provide feedback. 
  • Presentations were made to City Council on six different occasions between October 2002 and August 2003. 
  • Media releases and interviews have been ongoing since September 2002.


Partnership / Fundraising

The Partnership/Fundraising Committee is applauded for its work.  The Gallagher Family donated $500,000 toward the facility, while Farrell Agencies donated $100,000.  As a result Council passed a motion on January 10, 2005 that they "name the new multi-purpose Family Leisure Centre the 'Gallagher Centre' for a period of ten years, and that the arena be named the 'Farrell Agencies Arena' for a period of 10 years in recognition of the outstanding community spirit and contributions to this new facility from the Gallagher Family and Farrell Agencies," effective immediately.


Renovations and Improvements

Sod Turning Ceremony Nov 12, 2003. 

The Aquatic Centre 
An addition of a leisure pool on the south side of the existing pool includes: 

  • Two Story Waterslide 
  • Wave Pool 
  • Lazy River 
  • Hot Tub 
  • Steam/Sauna Rooms 
  • Zero Depth/Beach Entry in New Leisure Pool 
  • Children's spray features 

Renovations to existing pool include: 

  • New Change Rooms & Family Change Rooms 
  • Refurbish Existing Pool Tank and Deck
  • New Mechanical Systems
Conceptual drawings of elevations

Upgrade Agriplex & Common Area 
Various renovations are planned for the Parkland Agriplex including: 

  • Energy efficiency upgrades including a new arena roof and metal cladding 
  • Mechanical system upgrades throughout 
  • Lighting upgrades throughout 
  • Washroom renovations 
  • Large two-story atrium and improved common area/lobby Seniors, childrens and teens activity spaces 
  • Retail space
Conceptual drawings of the main floor

The Flexi-Hall 
The Flexi-Hall is a large enclosed multi-purpose space, which will be located on the west side of the existing arena and north of the existing Aquatic Centre. The facility will include: 

  • A four-lane running track 
  • Large multi-purpose space 
  • Dressing rooms 
  • Seating for 250 spectators 

The Flexi-Hall will be capable of hosting a multitude of activities such as: 

  • Large banquets 
  • Trade shows 
  • Weddings 
  • Graduations
  • Indoor and outdoor court and field related activities

Yorkton Public Library Renovations
The Yorkton Public Library will remain in itís existing location. Renovations include the incorporation of:

  • Multi-purpose space
  • Improved circulation area
  • Office relocation
  • Washroom renovations
  • General aesthetic improvements


What will it cost me?

$100 per household (residential)
and 3.0 mills (commercial)
Based on the average, a home would pay $8.33 / month more.

The following table outlines these options:

Assessed Value
Tax Increase
on Mill Rate
Tax Increase






  • The average household assessed value including multi-units is $59,000.

  • The average home assessed value is $71,000.

Commercial effective tax 3.0 / 1,000
For example, a commercial property assessed at:
$100,000 x .0032 = $300.00
$160,000 x .0032 = $480.00

Estimated Total Project Cost - August, 2003

Aquatic Centre
Upgrade Agriplex & Common Area
Library Renovations
  $  6,500,000

Total Capped Cost

   $ 15,000,000

Revised Project Cost - November, 2004

    $ 16,360,000

                        Cost Difference**

   $  1,360,000

** This is a result of a difference between the original budget estimated by the construction company and the architectural firm, plus contingencies, fees, etc.

Additions to the Project

Convention Centre   $  1,115,000    
Inflation on bid packages   600,000    
Site Development   325,000    
Arena stairs, backflow fire, hot water heater for zamboni   282,000    
Flexi-hall sport floor, curtain, seating   263,000    
Kitchen equipment, drywall, misc.   170,000    
Weather contingency & schedule delays   135,000    
Ceramic tile on existing pool deck   66,000    
Soft water - entire building   62,500    
Curling Club lighting   45,500    
Aquatic Centre Birthday Party Room   45,000    
Aquatic centre acoustics, etc.   36,000    
Arena Dressing Rooms - mechanical & electrical   26,000    
Overhead Flexi-hall door   24,000    

Total cost of additions

  $  3,195,000    
Total Revised Project Costs      

$ 19,555,000


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