A free afternoon at the pool on Saturday is planned in celebration of the facility's reopening and renovations completed over the past six months.

Celebrate with free day at the pool

A party is planned for Nelson’s Aquatic Centre this Saturday to celebrate the facility’s reopening after a lengthy closure.

A party is planned for Nelson’s Aquatic Centre this Saturday to celebrate the facility’s reopening after a lengthy closure.

Members of the community are invited to “Nelson’s biggest pool party” from 1 to 4 p.m. on September 7 as the RDCK celebrates “Free Family Day.”

“This is a way to celebrate the Nelson Aquatic Centre and to express our appreciation to the public for their patience and understanding during the facility’s closure,” said Joe Chirico, general manager of community services for the RDCK.

The pool officially opened on August 6 after being closed for six months. The suspended ceiling made up of t-bar supports needed replacement after a section fell into the pool on in late January.

The old ceiling is gone and bright white trusses covered with an acoustical treatment give a more open feel. The open house is an opportunity to see the facility’s transformation.

At the pool party, a healthy snack will also be provided.

“We encourage everyone to come down and join in the fun,” said Chirico.

 

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