A new species of colourful and playful dinosaurs was recently discovered playing at the site of the new Multiplex. The dinosaurs live in Aquaterasaurus Land, Grande Prairie’s first indoor waterplayground
Aquaterasaurus Land boasts a large playground structure, complemented by lots of water coming from all angles, including a huge bucket, water cannons, and a waterslide.
Aquatera Utilities provided a Leadership Gift of $250,000 over 10 years to support the Multiplex. Aquatera will also have educational information on all waste cans in the facility as well as an interactive kiosk
“It is so appropriate in a facility that has such an amazing aquatics feature that Aquatera provide the water to make it all come together,” says Mayor Bill Given. “We know Aquaterasaurus Land will be a huge hit with the community.”
“Aquatera is pleased to support a facility our customers will enjoy, and one that will provide significant economic impact for this region in the future,” says Andy Beal, Aquatera Utilities Board Chair.
Over 1.3 million gallons of Aquatera water began filling the four pools this week in preparation for the December opening of the Multiplex. The facility includes squash/racquetball courts, a field house, fitness gym, running track, and a large aquatic activity area which includes Aquaterasaurus Land.
Shown from left: Mayor Bill Given and Andy Beal, Aquatera Board of Directors Chair stand in front of Aquaterasaurus Land at The Multiplex with Aquatera’s commitment of a $250,000 Leadership Gift.
Tito’s Restaurant will occupy two spots with Wannawafel being the other successful vendor.
“Both will provide a unique cuisine flair in addition to our previous vendors Jugo Juice and Second Cup, filling out a nice selection for food services,” says Multiplex Marketing Co-ordinator Cheryl McKenzie, who presented the tenants at today’s Community Development Committee meeting.
“We have covered all points with breakfast, lunch and dinner, on the go, or eat in. There are some unique ethnic options as well as our standard western fare. I’m excited about the blend of menu variations that these four vendors will bring to the patrons of the Multiplex!”
Securing these two tenants now completes the food and beverage requirements of the facility, leaving two lease spaces available but with interested parties for both.
“I’m hoping to finalize deals on those two spaces within the next few weeks,” says McKenzie
The CDC will recommend to Council that both Tito’s and Wannawafel proceed for a leasing arrangement in the new Multiplex.
About The Multiplex
The Multiplex is the largest capital project that the City of Grande Prairie has ever undertaken, at 109 million dollars. This sports facility is a 250,000 sq.ft., complex comprised of an aquatics area, field house, fitness area, food and beverage, retail and community multipurpose rooms, and is slated to open in fall / winter of 2011. The facility will service the sporting and recreation community throughout the northern region, over 350,000 residents.