By Sarah Klein
The City of Winnipeg is clarifying its stance on their commitment to reopening the Sherbrook Pool early next year.
Despite a $100,000 reduction to aquatics services in the 2015 budget, the city’s director of community services department says funding remains in place to carry out repairs on the facility.
“We understand that some of our community partners are concerned about what proposed funding changes to aquatics facilities and programming mean for Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool,” said Clive Wightman. “Budget 2015 does not alter the city’s financial commitment to the reopening of Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool in early 2016.”
Wightman added that while the budget isn’t yet approved by council, the city will work to ensure the impact to aquatic services is minimal.
“Efficiencies will come from better administrative management at our pools and more effective staff scheduling.”
Sherbrook Pool was closed in 2012 for safety reasons following inspections that detected structural concerns with the more than 80-year-old building.