Bonivital repairs complete, pool to re-open


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This article was published 17/03/2021 (805 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Bonivital Pool will be re-opening this month.

I am delighted to finally be able to write these words. The Bonivital pool was closed last year for critical mechanical upgrades and structural repairs that were needed for the safety and integrity of the pool tank and systems.

Concrete rehabilitation was completed on the pool deck and in the tank. This work not only repaired long-term deterioration, but also helps to protect against future water seepage. New tile was also installed through various areas in the facility. Heat recovery ventilator and water treatment filter replacements are also complete.

Supplied photo Critical repairs to BoniVital Pool are now complete, the pool will soon re-open and its future seems secure thanks to funding committed to the city’s multi-year budget.

As it turns out, these renovations coincided largely with the shutdown of pools due to COVID-19, meaning that disruption to pool use was limited. Further, completion of the work has happily been completed nearly just in time for the re-opening of public pools by the end of March.

With the critical repair work done, we must next look to the future of Bonivital Pool.

I was pleased to have secured and supported over $5 million in projected funds in the 2019 and the 2020 multi-year budget, maintained in the 2021 budget update, for even further work on Bonivital Pool in the future. This was accomplished with the invaluable support and assistance of  St. Vital city councillor Brian Mayes. Indeed, the pool’s name is representative of the friendship and co-operation of the St. Boniface and St. Vital communities.

Things like change rooms, common areas, and other parts of the facility nearing the end of their life cycle can be addressed in a future project using these funds.

Thank you to the incredible City of Winnipeg staff, contractors, and project managers who put a tremendous amount of work into this renewal, including finding the necessary funding to bring new life and new years to this critical regional facility.

See you soon for a swim!

Matt Allard

Matt Allard
St. Boniface ward report

Matt Allard is the city councillor for St. Boniface.

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