About Thompson - Facilities and Programs

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5151 Granville Avenue
Richmond, B.C. V7C 1E6
Phone: 604-238-8422
Fax: 604-238-8433

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Facility Hours 
Monday to Friday 6:00am - 9:45pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 8:45pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 8:45pm

Spring Registration
Spring 2017 registration has begun. Register early to avoid disappointment! Pick up your Thompson Guide at our front desk today.
TCC Spring Guide 2017

Canada 150 - Red Curtain Arts Series

Thompson Community Centre is on the hunt for a variety of creative individuals and or groups in various artistic disciplines (artistic design, drawing, animation, dance, acting, drama, poetry, musicians, magicians) to showcase their artistry at our Red Curtain Arts Series through out 2017 as part of Canada 150 celebrations.

Please contact Stephanie Reid via email at for more details about the series, or to schedule a performance.

FREE Upcoming Events:
March 25 from 1:00-2:00pm - John Pippus (Games Room)

Phil Brown Memorial Scholarship Application

Thompson Community Centre is now accepting applications for the
Phil Brown Memorial Scholarship Award.  The application can be seen below
Phil Brown Application

Facility Information
The Thompson Community Centre and adjacent park is located where Granville Avenue meets Railway Road with parking accessed off Lynas Lane.

Facilities include a boardroom, games room, banquet hall (large multipurpose room), 4 multipurpose rooms, gymnasium (can be divided into two), fully equipped fitness room, mezzanine, 2 kitchens and 2 outside playgrounds (for children up to five years).

The adjacent park has soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, tennis courts with lights, a roller hockey/lacrosse box with lights, 2 climbing boulders and walking paths.

A copy of our Seniors Guide can also be found on our Seniors Services Page.

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Programs & Services
Thompson offers a variety of programs and services for all ages. Use the links below to check out all of our pages. For more information or to register, please call our front desk at 604-238-8422. We also welcome questions, suggestions and feedback. You can email us at and we will respond within 2 business days.

For other program and service listings see Fitness Schedules and Fees, Racquet Sports, Field Sports, Gymnasium Sports, Preschool & Out of School Care and the Calendar of Community Events 

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Satellite Locations
The Thompson Community Centre offers programs on- and off-site. Following is a list of off-site program locations.

  • Blair School: 6551 Lynas Lane
  • Blundell School: 6480 Blundell Road
  • Brighouse School: 6800 Azure Road
  • Burnett School: 5011 Granville Avenue
  • McKay School: 7360 Lombard Street
  • Spul'u'kwuks School: 5999 Blanshard Drive
  • Thompson School: 6211 Forsythe Crescent

Community Art
The Thompson Community Centre Art Committee was established in 2009 to promote arts in our centre and in the community. This committee has accomplished a lot over the years and we have also had great feedback on the variety of artwork that is being exhibited.

The committee is always open to suggestions from the Thompson community at large and can be contacted at 

Artist in Residence 
We are pleased to welcome our Artist in Residence: Pierre Leichner.

Pierre is an interdisciplinary artist with a community-engaged practice. He has participated in making art works with diverse community participants of all ages in Canada and in Europe. His past engaged projects can be seen on his website:

He has been active in sports since his childhood (soccer, swimming, rugby, squash and presently various fitness classes, and triathlons).
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Throughout the year, he will be working at the centre with various programs and events to introduce the Thompson community to Sp'ART:  the combination of art within the sports that we play. 

Building Architecture
Since its opening in 1995, the unique design of Thompson's building has attracted attention.

Architectural Theme
Thompson Community Centre Complex, with a view to Richmond's history and  the airport's influence on the city, architects, Henriquez Partners, in cooperation with Thompson's Building Committee, created a unique and fitting theme. After superimposing a map of Richmond over the Thompson site plan, Henriquez and Partners set out to recreate the city, airport and all, on a smaller scale.

thompson_distance.jpgWith the pond at the north of the building, and the River Project at the south end, the building represent the arms of the Fraser River. The landscaping, designed by Ito and Associates, is representative of Richmond's geography and landmarks. The gymnasium is the hangar with the multipurpose rooms and public lounges assuming the guise of an old bi-plane, thus completing the desired image: a plane exiting a hangar set to take off over the city. Thompson's newer building is 21,291 square feet, approximately three times the size of the original building. The site (Centre and adjacent park) is 8.1 acres.

Centre Staff

  • Area Coordinator: Sue Varley 
  • Community Facilities Coordinator: Carol Lepine 
  • Community Facilities Coordinator: Renata Turick 
  • Recreation Facility Clerk: Lisa Kemp 
  • Recreation Leader: Derrick Bloomfield
  • Fitness Coordinator: Roland Neville
  • Seniors Coordinator: Aliez Kay
  • Youth Development Coordinator: Chantelle Ingram 
  • Community Development Coordinator: Sharlene Singh
  • Preschool Coordinator: Stefanie Tong