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City of Brandon Update on 2019 Community Outdoor Aquatics Programming

July 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Brandon's Community Services Department wishes to update the public on this year's community summer aquatics programming run in partnership with the YMCA of Brandon.

Along with the new Valleyview spray park which opened for public use two weeks ago, new this month is the offer of extended evening hours at Kinsmen Pool in Rideau Park. From Monday, July 8th through to Monday, August 5th, the Kinsmen Pool will stay open one hour later in the evenings, operating from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Hours of operation at Kinsmen Pool will switch back to 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, effective Tuesday, August 6th.

However, at this time, we would also like to inform the public that due to significant mechanical and structural issues identified by staff following a harsh winter, the Kiwanis/YMCA/Keystone Pool located at 13th Street and Southern Avenue will not be able to open for operation this summer. While regretful, this decision has been made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the public’s safety and to allow the integrity of the overall facility to be further assessed. The pool and associated mechanical building are being evaluated, taking into account the age of the infrastructure, with a recommendation on the pool’s future to be considered by Brandon City Council in the fall.

As a reminder, the City of Brandon oversees a number of aquatics options available for community use, including the aforementioned Kinsmen Pool (411 Park Street), the pool at Brandon’s Community Sportsplex (30 Knowlton Drive), and 5 spray parks located at recreation hubs across the community. Hours of operation for Kinsmen Pool and the City’s complement of five spray parks can be found at http://www.brandon.ca/images/pdf/Recreation/July_2019_Community_Pools.pdf, or visit  https://mycommunity.brandon.ca/ to find a full program schedule for the Sportsplex pool.

Other public aquatics options in the community include the YMCA of Brandon (231 8th Street) and the Brandon Bouncy Castles inflatable water park, located on the southern grounds of Brandon’s Keystone Centre.

City of Brandon - 410 9th Street - Brandon MB - R7A 6A2 - Phone: 204. 729. 2186