By Town of Kindersley, April 24, 2017
The design of Kindersley’s proposed new pool has been unveiled and fundraising momentum surges ahead with the success of Saturday’s Zest of the West event.
More than 650 ticketholders enjoyed food, drinks, and live entertainment at the West Central Events Centre on April 22. Vendors from throughout the Prairie provinces offered samples of their local brewed and distilled beers and liquors, while sample restaurant dishes awakened taste buds. Hosted by the Big Dippers Pool Fundraising Committee, Zest of the West was the largest event yet to be held in support of Kindersley’s new aquatic facility.
Total revenue from the Zest of the West is still being calculated but Big Dippers chairperson Jamie Henry has confirmed that profits will exceed $40,000.
Joining Mayor Rod Perkins and Councillor Gary Becker Saturday night to unveil the official pool design were Jeff Meyer, owner of Pro-Bilt Structures, and Brett Dyregrov, construction manager for Western Recreation, whose firms form the consortium successfully chosen by Council earlier this month enter into negotiations to design and construct the new pool.
The project will include a Junior Olympics-sized lane pool (82 ft long), a 20-person hot tub, 150 ft waterslide, and a 2500 ft2 leisure pool. In addition to the required registration area and family change rooms will be two party rooms.
Speaking to the crowd on Saturday night, Mayor Perkins recognized the efforts of the Zest of the West committee and all volunteers past and present, and encouraged everyone to lend support where possible as the pool project moves forward.
Council hopes to break ground by summer 2017 and to have the new pool in operation by June 2018.
Additional details about the pool design, including total cost and sponsorship opportunities will be available in the coming weeks.
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