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Groups seek ideas for shuttered pool

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A pair of West End community groups want to show and share some love by talking about the Sherbrook Pool.

On Thurs., Feb. 14, the Spence Neighbourhood Association and Friends of the Sherbrook Pool will host an open community forum to discuss whether the Sherbrook Pool should remain closed or reopen.

The two groups say they want to hear from community members about what they want to see happen with the building and discuss possibilities for its future.

On Nov. 29, the city abruptly closed the pool after a routine maintenance inspection found that the pillars supporting the roof of the 82-year-old building have become badly eroded.

Friends of the Sherbrook Pool say a full engineer’s report on the condition of the building should be released in mid-February.

The city recently directed $200,000 in funding towards repairs.

The closure impacted numerous programs at the pool. While some programming has been moved to Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, the Friends are still trying to accommodate about 100 inner-city children by shifting swimming lessons to the Weston or Brooklands area.
The meeting will take place at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre at 430 Langside St. from 6 to 8 p.m.

Childcare and a meal will be provided.

For more, call 204-783-5000 or email liaison@spenceneighbourhood.org.

— Staff

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