The Vancouver Park Board recently approved a policy which outlines appropriate swimwear for city pools. The proposed policy was part of a report from staff aiming to address the issue of clearly defining acceptable attire.
According to the city of Surrey, British Columbia, the demand for swimming lessons is expected to rise by 270 per cent this year, a situation compounded by a countrywide lack of swim safety professionals. The city has combined lifeguard and swim instructor roles in one position to address this situation.
The new stainless-steel liner for the indoor swimming pool in Port Hardy, British Columbia, has finally arrived after spending weeks in transit. The district’s officials have expressed excitement over the arrival of the liner, which indicates the pool may open for use by the end of this year.
The city of Vernon, British Columbia, has not provided any updates on whether the delays in the replacement of the Lakeview Park Peanut Pool will result in additional costs for the $3.3 million project.
Residents in British Columbia’s southeast are upset about the increase in entry fees for Radium Hot Springs, a popular attraction in Kootenay National Park run by Parks Canada. The price of a single adult-entry ticket has doubled from $8 to $16.50.
B.C.-based manufacturer and designer of water attractions, WhiteWater, was recently honoured with IAAPA Brass Rings awards in Orlando, Fla., for its innovative, customer and operator-focused offerings recognized as “achievements of excellence throughout the global attractions industry.”
Last weekend of Oct., vandals broke in through a window at Fernie City’s aquatic centre, causing a costly shutdown to the centre, and leading a 400-participant swim meet to switch to a venue in Cranbrook city.
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