I’m assuming that Mr. Leavers lives in the Township as he is the ‘director’ of parks and recreation for the Township, but it appears that he has some difficulty with the ‘concept’ about the difference between a ‘beach’ and an ‘indoor pool’. To suggest that Aldergrove should go with ‘an outdoor pool’ as opposed to an ‘indoor pool’ because “Aldergrove Lake has closed and there’s a large value around that outdoor swimming experience in Aldergrove” is absolute hog wash. That beach was a jewel in the middle of nowhere. Something that the government chose to ignore and allowed to deteriorate to a point where it was no longer a viable venue.
Mr. Leavers, there is a significant difference between a lake/beach and a pool. At a lake you can go to for a swim, wiggle your toes in the sand, take a picnic and have a day long family event. At a pool you go to for a swim in a marked lane, have some small competitions, then gather the gang and leave to go for a pizza. You can’t compare the experience at all.
Just put a lid on the pool and give Aldergrove something that can be used all year round.
D. Atkinson, Langley