Seniors, students and children alike can enjoy healthier lifestyles with continued access to a community pool in Bible Hill.
Minister of Agriculture Keith Colwell, joined by Deputy Premier Karen Casey and members of the Scotia Pool Society, announced today, Sept. 4, $50,000 for infrastructure improvements at the Glen W. Smith Community Pool most commonly referred to as Scotia Pool.
“The province is pleased to add our support to this community’s drive to provide ongoing opportunities for health promotion,” said Mr. Colwell. “I’m excited for the opportunities this newly renovated and renamed pool will create.”
These funds will ensure the 45-year-old pool receives new brick work this fall. The facility is leased to the Scotia Pool Society for $1 a year. Active volunteers fundraise for ongoing operational support.
“The Scotia Pool is a valuable resource in our community that volunteers have been able to preserve for all to use,” said Glenda Bower, chair of the Scotia Pool Society. “This investment demonstrates the province’s commitment to maintaining the Scotia Pool in Colchester Co.”
Swimming is a great low-impact activity that people of all ages can use to improve their health. It is especially important for our growing population of seniors. Aspiring tri-athletes, and children learning swimming safety, are also regulars in the five-lane 25-metre pool.