Updated: Sportsplex pool programs cancelled July 14

July 14, 2016


Brandon, MB – As an update to today’s earlier public notice regarding the temporary closure of the Sportsplex Pool, please note that the pool will re-open tonight at 7:00pm for regularly scheduled programs.

The City has been assured that the waterslide in its current position does not pose any safety concerns and electricians continue to work on the situation. The hole in the roof will be temporarily covered and permanent repairs done once the slide has been lowered.

Once again, residents are asked to call the City of Brandon Sportsplex at 204-729-2471 for clarification or additional information.



Brandon, MB – At approximately 10:00am this morning service staff were working on the hoist system for the water slide at the Sportsplex pool.  Problems had been experienced with the hoist system not operating correctly therefore it was in the process of being serviced.  During this work taking place, there appeared to be trouble with the winch system and when it malfunctioned, it continued to move upward causing one of the hangar posts to punch a hole in the roof of the building.  At the same time, the stress on the winch system caused a small electrical fire. As soon as staff were aware of the fire, the alarm was pulled and the Fire Department responded.  Members of the Fire Department were in the building for thirty minutes and inspected the system.  The entire winch system was de-energized and there was only a minimal amount of smoke. Exhaust fans are currently running at the doors. Building Maintenance staff, Electricians and an Engineer are in the process of conducting an assessment. Swimmers were moved from the shallow end to the deep end of the pool to finish swimming lessons.  The entire pool will be closed when today’s morning lessons are done and attempts will then be made to lower the slide. 

All pool programs scheduled from 12:00 Noon to 6:00pm today are cancelled. More information regarding whether the whole or a partial portion of the pool needs to be closed for a longer duration will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

Residents are asked to call the City of Brandon Sportsplex at 204-729-2471 for clarification or additional information.