News from Kamloops

July 23, 2015

Water Supply Pipe Break Closes Aquatic Centre

Kamloops, B.C. – Due to a break of the main water supply pipe, the Canada Games Aquatic Centre will be closed as of 6:30 pm today. The nature of the repair and the length of time required to repair it have prompted staff to reschedule the Canada Games Aquatic Centre annual maintenance shutdown period (which is normally August 24th to September 7th)  to July 24th to August 7th.

Combining the pipe repair with the annual preventative maintenance closure will allow the draining and refilling of the pool only once. This also allows better utilization of staff resources to conduct the repairs at same time as the annual maintenance shutdown activities.

Alternative public swimming and lesson options are available at McDonald Park and Brocklehurst outdoor pools, and Riverside Park beach, where lifeguards are on duty. Swimming lessons at Canada Games Aquatic Centre will be cancelled between July 24th and August 7th. Customers may choose to register for a new lesson set that will commence August 24th. 

The Tournament Capital Centre is not affected by this closure and will remain operational as usual.

For information updates on the status of swimming lessons and outdoor swimming options, residents can go to www.kamloops.ca/Swim .

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Media Contact:
Heidi Ogilvie, Aquatics Program Supervisor
City of Kamloops
250-828-3754
hogilvie@kamloops.ca