Residents in Fort Chipewyan are excited about the opportunities their new Aquatic Center brings.
An official grand opening was held yesterday, though the facility opened to the public at the end of November and has been very popular among residents.
The new community hub is located next to the Archie Simpson arena with a 25-metre pool and waterpark among some of the many features.
In a release from the RMWB, Councillor Julia Cardinal says The centre will offer not only important opportunities for youth in Fort Chipewyan but also opens the door for future employment.
Councillor Claris Voyageur echoes Cardinal’s statement.already seen many people enjoying the aquatic center, it certainly brings many people together in our community.
“I’ve already seen many people enjoying the Aquatic Center, it certainly brings many people together in our community.”
The facility is part of the Municipality’s strategic plan, with one of the goals to connect people through accessible leisure and wellness activities and to build healthy and active lifestyles.
An official name hasn’t been picked for the facility, however, this will be considered by the Community Identification Committee following engagement with community leadership and Ward 2 Councillors.
-Photo submitted by the RMWB