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Canada Games Pool Service Interruption Update (Oct 12)

It is expected the current closure of the Canada Games Pool and suspension of facility swimming and fitness services will continue until at least October 31. More updates will be shared at the end of October.

All registered program users and rental groups will be contacted directly and advised on their program status as soon as possible. Set 1 of registered swimming lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wednesday and Saturday have been cancelled entirely.

Set 2 of registered swimming lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, is tentatively expected to proceed. The scheduled start date will be confirmed with lesson registrants by phone. 

Recent heavy rains have revealed a deficiency in a recently relocated drainage system that collects roof, surface, ground, pool discharge, and sanitary water for the Canada Games Pool site. This deficiency has caused flooding in critical mechanical areas of the pool, disabling electric motors that circulate, treat and clean the pool water and circulate domestic hot water throughout the building. Without domestic hot water the facility is unable to sustain appropriate health and facility cleaning standards.

A long-term solution to address this issue has been identified and materials and equipment to implement the solution are currently being sourced. Once further details regarding the timeline for completion of this work is available, further public updates will be provided. Please continue to visit the Parks and Recreation website for updates as they become available.

Fitness centre users are encouraged to use alternate fitness facilities at the Queensborough Community Centre or the New West Youth Centre (11-18 years).

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we endeavor to return to safe operations as quickly as possible.

Date posted:October 12, 2021