Victoria community centre adopts new name

Blanshard Community Centre is getting a makeover, starting with a name change

Blanshard Community Centre is getting a makeover, starting with a name change.

As of tomorrow (Oct. 19), the 36-year-old centre at 901 Kings Rd. will be known as Quadra Village Community Centre, a change that was supported by members of the community, said executive director Kelly Greenwell.

“We asked the community what they would like for a centre name and over 75 per cent wanted a change,” he said.

“Quadra Village Community Centre reflects growing pride in the neighbourhood and tells everyone in Victoria where we’re located without too much guesswork.”

A Renaming Celebration takes place Saturday beginning at 1 p.m., and includes a barbecue, children and youth activities and face painting.

Annually, Quadra Village Community Centre logs 42,000 visits per year.



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