An early seasonal closure for the Boissevain swimming pool will take place this Sunday with a community pool party!
Boissevain-Morton Rec Director, Sam Dyck, says the 'Sunday Fun-Day' will start at noon with a host of fun-family activities.
"We're trying to send this pool out with a bang! It's treated us well for a lot of years," she shares. "So, it's looking to be about +28 or +29 degrees on Sunday so I hope we'll get a good turnout!"
The Boissevain pool was originally built in 1964 and now after 58 years it is time for a re-do. Deconstruction of the current pool will take place next week, to make way for the new and larger outdoor swimming pool. So, enjoying the current pool for one last pool party to celebrate summer and serving the community for close to 60 years is well-deserved!
This Sunday's public swim starts at noon with Fun-Day kicking off with the Battle of the Inflatables right at 12 o'clock for 3 different age categories. A diving board competition will follow from 3-4pm with 5 prizes to be won. After that will be the water balloon / water gun event.
"We purchased around 500-600 water balloons and a bunch of water guns that kids can use while they're swimming during the public swim," she adds.
Plans are to have the deconstruction equipment moved in Monday, August 15th to start digging. It will take a number of months for preparation of the site with plans of a July Grand Opening.
"Designs that we have proposed, we're still looking at finalizing them with the engineers and the health inspectors. I think for the most part this year will be site-prep and things like that, and they'll continue to work on what they can throughout the winter and start in the spring with the building of the new pool," notes Dyck.