Recreation Manager Mike Dubreuil told a well attended public meeting the Aqua Center will be 40 years old in June and they now have 57 thousand people a year through their doors. He said they hired an architect last year to do a complete study on how to upgrade the Aqua Center and they presented six options ranging from just minor changes to the building to replacing the whole complex at a cost of around 17 million dollars.
Dubreuil says they now need to form a committee to help guide the process, help apply for funding and do fund raising. He said cost should be shared by the federal and provincial governments and this is easier to do if the public is involved in the process.
Councilor Ken Pawlachuk and Mayor Cal Huntley emphasized the need for financial support from all communities in the region that use the pool and then decide which option they can afford. Katie Anderson recommended the committee be made up of representatives and residents of all those communities.
If you are interested in being on the committee you can call Mike at City Hall or attend the next public meeting being held on April 21st.