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Jennifer and Bobby Higgins, with son Jacob, hold up The Centre T-shirts they received for becoming the facility's 999th members since January's transition from the YMCA operation.

Centre reaches 999

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On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Jennifer Higgins stopped by the New Richmond Area Centre to sign her family up for a membership.

Little did she know she became a milestone in the history of the local recreational and fitness facility.


In December, as volunteers worked to develop an agreement with the YMCA to take over operations of the facility, The Centre set a goal of getting to 999 memberships by the end of 2009. Higgins was the 999th member to sign up in the past two months.

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