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Posted: September 27, 2021

Aquatic Centre open to public October 3

The City of Cranbrook is excited to announce that the Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place will be open to the public starting Sunday, October 3.

While the facility will be back up and running, it will not be at full capacity as staffing shortages and the current provincial COVID-19 restrictions are still challenges.

The Aquatic Centre will be offering as many swim opportunities as possible with the intent to increase the hours of operations and programs as more staff are hired and trained and we eventually get through the current pandemic. All swim activities will require pre-registration from patrons wanting to use the Aquatic Centre until further notice.

“We have made great strides in recruiting and training staff to get the Aquatic Center back open, but we have more work and recruiting ahead off us to get back to normal operations,” said Stacy Paulsen, Director of Recreation and Culture. “Just like many businesses across Canada, we are finding it extremely challenging to recruit workers as well as meet the training requirements to ensure staff and patron safety. We are ecstatic to announce this reopening and to welcome our residents back to the pool.”

Vaccination passports are not required to access the Aquatic Centre but are required for the rest of city recreation facilities. Mask protocols and a safety plan are in place. More specific details will be provided by our staff when patrons pre-register.

Visit the Western Financial Place website at www.westernfinancialplace.ca for the newly released swim schedule and to pre-register starting on Wednesday, September 29.

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