Thank you for your support!

Thank you to all those who turned out for the WEAR BLUE event at City Hall on Monday May 13.  We had a good show of support for the new Councillors who haven’t felt any pressure to approve the 50 metre pool, other than emails and letters from you, our supporters.  We know it is disappointing that no decision was made to go forward with the project.  This gives us more time to work with the new Council to get a favourable decision on the 50 metre pool, rather than have them make a decision based purely on the cost. 

The North Shore Aquatics Society has been told that we will be involved in developing the Community Recreation Strategy; at this point we do not know what our involvement will be.  We will keep you posted.

Thank you once again for your continuing support!

Linda Sullivan, President

North Shore Aquatics Society

EDITORIAL: Just push play

Once upon a time and before an election, the new Harry Jerome rec centre was approved. Three readings. Final approval for the 50-metre pool and the curling rink. Contentious but conclusive. Or so we thought.

Last November our newly elected council put the project in stasis before a construction contract could be tendered, effectively transforming decision into delay. And so, while the durable but declining Harry Jerome rec centre continues to underwhelm, city staff are tasked with spending about six months compiling a “community recreation strategy,” which we hope is more useful than it sounds.

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