A local resident says he was shocked when he learned the SparLife centre would close, despite a $3 million donation from the community.
The Sparlife Community Centre in the north of the city is one of the most popular facilities for children and families.
Its owners, the West Coast Family Centre, donated $3.5 million to the centre to help expand the centre, including a new building, new staff and a new daycare centre.
But the centre’s owners have also received criticism for some of its services, including daycare and preschool.
According to the community centre’s website, the centre offers: • A daycare to the ages of 3 to 8, kindergarten, preschool, special education, preschool aged children, children with special needs, youth and adults with special health care needs, preschool to age 18, daycare for older children, preschool-aged children and adults.
• Child care programs for older youth ages 3 to 9, preschool age, kindergarten age, preschool and youth ages 10 to 16.
To date, there have been more than 800 programs run at the centre.
The centre offers more than 1,000 hours of community programs to its residents.
It also offers preschool aged care, kindergarten aged care and youth aged care to children with developmental disabilities.
At the centre there are programs in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Korean and Vietnamese.
One of the centre owners, James Clark, told CBC News that it’s important to understand the reasons behind the closure.
“We’re a very large family-run business,” he said.
“We have an established workforce of our own staff, which are all volunteers.”
Clark said the centre has not had any issues with staff and that staff have been working hard to help staff and clients.
He said staff have a strong working relationship with the parents, who are part of the Spare the Children program.
However, some residents are upset about the closure, calling it “disgraceful.”
“This is a great place for our community,” said resident Pauline Nguyen.
“It’s a good place for kids to be.
But, it’s not for us to say that.
It’s just not.”
The centre is not the only one that has faced criticism from the public over the years.
In 2014, the CBC reported on the closure of the local Community Health Centre in Fort Mac.
Fort Mac Community Health, which was set up to offer services to the local community, was one of two community centres that closed its doors in the mid-1990s, following the passage of the First Nations Settlement Agreement.
Residents of Fort Mac have been protesting the closure for years, but it wasn’t until the First Nation Community Centre, which had a staff of more than 40 people, shut its doors that the community began protesting.
For decades, the closure was blamed on lack of funding from the government.
Following the closure in 2016, the federal government released a $4.5-million grant for community centres.
That grant was used to renovate the Community Health centre and open the West Canadian Community Health Center, located in the area where the Sparthlife Community centre is located.
After the renovations, the government provided the money to the two centres.