Its role is to provide charitable leisure opportunities in the Hillcrest community through facilitating community access and providing cultural, intellectual and physical activities for the community through recreation classes, leisure activity classes and other similar activities. Of great importance to the RPCA is the fostering of community spirit and community involvement.
The demographic of the Hillcrest community has undergone significant and rapid changes in the last five years. Previously an area with a high proportion of financially challenged families and ‘at risk’ youth, the community now contains a considerable number of upper middle class families. Subsequently, programming staff at Hillcrest Centre have molded the programs and activities offered at the community centre to target both demographic elements. A specialized programming component for individuals with special needs continues to play a strong role. With inclusive children’s camps, dance classes and various other opportunities in the pool, rink and community centre we take pride in offering recreation opportunities to all.