Citizen approval of a 1¢ sales tax extension allowed the City of Delta to cash fund expansion of the fitness and aquatics areas at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. While the swim area will not be finished until late November, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the fitness center addition last week. Recreation center director Wilma Erven expressed appreciation for the citizen support, council backing, her staff and FCI Contractors. Fitness coordinator Gary West was praised for maximizing the additional space, and 20-year employees Nancy Doerer and Cristie Englehart were introduced. Above, staff, council members and chamber ambassadors mark the momentous occasion. On the right are two new rooms, the cycle room in the forefront and a room containing cardio equipment on the other side of the window.