After weeks of uncertainty over a construction mix-up, the City of Kamloops says Westsyde Pool will be open by late summer 2017.
The full facility opening will see a return of activities and programming in the pool and new equipment for the fitness centre.
“We’re eager to welcome everyone back to Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre,” says Heidi Ogilvie, Aquatic Program Supervisor for the City of Kamloops. “Wacky Wednesday will be back on the weekly schedule, along with other favourites. We also have a few new aquatic programs that we are very excited to launch.”
The structural repair project began in summer 2016 with an anticipated opening date of February 2017. A materials mix-up in December resulted in construction delays while the City and the general contractor, D&T Developments Ltd., worked to find a solution.
“We’ve been working closely with the contractor to move this project forward,” says Matt Kachel, Capital Project Supervisor. “Their co-operation has allowed us all to focus on the final goal, which is a high-performing building envelope and structure that will be a lasting resource for the community.”
The restored facility will feature a new roof structure, updated equipment for the fitness room, and even some fun new surprises for the pool!
Construction updates are posted at kamloops.ca/capitalprojects, and residents can expect to see new programming details in the Fall 2017 Activity Guide.
Westsyde Community Development Society plans to be involved in the opening celebration and all are invited to participate.