Last week, I had the great pleasure of joining Ottawa Public Health at the Albion-Heatherington Recreation Centre along with Mayor Watson, Councillor Deans, and MP McGuinty where a new era of healthy cooking and nutritious education was kicked off, celebrating the completion of a new community kitchen.
The formal event was followed by a community party and cooking competition. The kitchen will be available for public rentals and recreation programming beginning January 1.
Nestled in the northwest corner of the existing community centre, the new kitchen is 94 square metres of space that can be used for a variety of activities. There is room for a dozen cooks at one time and includes:
- three educational kitchen stations
- one accessible workspace that doubles as a demonstration area
- Seven moveable cooking stations that can each accommodate two cooks at the same time.
I would like to wish the Rec Centre good fortune with this new healthy programming addition. I look forward to seeing more of these facilities being implemented across the City and hopefully eventually in Stittsville!