Great News! May 30th, 2016 -Vancouver Park Board passes motion to expedite outdoor pools
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The Mount Pleasant group, originally founded to save and rebuild the Mount Pleasant Community Centre Outdoor Pool has now expanded its purpose and scope to include the entire City of Vancouver, BC Canada.
We feel that there is a significent threat to all outdoor acquatic facilities around the city and are seeking to establish and nuture a permanent body of people who are interested in continuing the tradition and value of outdoor swimming pools in urban settings.
There is a sense of renewed hope and purpose in 2016 as the Vancouver Park Board now has many commissioners who are strong supporters of Outdoor Pools.
Stay tuned as we revamp and re-engerize our strategy and activities to work with the new Park Board and City government.
There is still lots of work ahead and many volunteers are still needed to achieve the goal of placing and maintaining Outdoor Pools in Vancouver so sign-up now to become a member-and please consider a donation, however small, to help us continue our efforts.
Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all for your much needed support...
As Jane Jacobs, who pioneered citizen involvement and advocacy in our cities said-
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
-The members and Board of the Vancouver Society for Promotion of Outdoor Pools.
Quick facts comparing Vancouver's Outdoor Pool with other Canadian Cities
Outdoor Pools in Major Population Centres of Canada
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-or phone: 604-257-8158
Some suggested email links are:
Gregor Robertson and City Council Members:
Mayor and Council Members
Park Board General Manager:
Park Board Commissioners as a group:
Park Board Commissioners Group
Park Board General Inquiries:
...and finally the Park Board Mailing Address:
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Administration Office
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
-To work alongside public, private and not-for-profit organizations to expedite the acquisition of new outdoor pools in Vancouver.
-To work alongside public, private and not-for-profit organizations to expedite the renovation and repair of existing outdoor pools in Vancouver.
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Become part of the movement to preserve and promote outdoor acquatic facilities in Vancouver!
If you are able to make a donatation to help the Society continue its valuable work please click the Donations button at the top of this page.This is a registered society open to all. Membership is $5/individual, $10/family, and $25 organization.