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Six Official Reopenings = One Big Pool Party Weekend

Jul 04, 2011

The City of Mississauga will officially reopen six renovated outdoor pools in communities throughout the city on July 9 and 10.  Each event will begin with a ceremony followed by free swims, entertainment, activities and refreshments. The pools' improvements totalling $24 million were made possible under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Program in Ontario and the Ontario Recreational Program (Ontario REC).

Residents are invited to the following reopening celebrations on Saturday, July 9:  

Applewood Heights Outdoor Pool
3119 Constitution Boulevard
Official ceremony at 10 a.m. with Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca. Festivities until 1:30 p.m.

Lewis Bradley Outdoor Pool
745 Inverhouse Drive
Official ceremony at 11:30 a.m. with Ward 2 Councillor Pat Mullin. Festivities until 3 p.m.

David Ramsey Outdoor Pool
2470 Thorn Lodge Drive
Official ceremony at 1 p.m. with Ward 2 Councillor Pat Mullin. Festivities until 4:30 p.m.

Erindale Outdoor Pool
1244 Shamir Crescent
Official ceremony at 2:30 p.m. with Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr. Festivities until 6 p.m.

Streetsville Outdoor Pool
335 Church Street
Official ceremony at 4 p.m. with Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson. Festivities until 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday, July 10, residents are invited to the official reopening of Lions Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool (formerly Port Credit Outdoor Pool) and Harold E Kennedy Park (formerly Lions Park):

Lions Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool & Harold E Kennedy Park
20 Rosewood Avenue
Official ceremony at 1 p.m. with Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey. Family members of the late Mississauga councillor, Harold Kennedy, as well as Councillor Ron Starr and Councillor Pat Mullin who were his former colleagues on Council, will participate in the park dedication. Festivities continue until 4:30 p.m.

At each location, the official ceremony will be followed by refreshments compliments of Panera Bread, two scheduled free swims, bouncy inflatable, Reptile Show, buskers and musical entertainment. For details visit: www.mississauga.ca/buildingourfuture.

Project budgets for the six renovations ranged from $3 to $6 million. Fully replaced pool buildings feature barrier-free family, male and female change rooms with on-deck showers. Each heated pool is accessible with a six-lane 25-metre lap pool and spray features. Shaded areas, outdoor learning spaces and new landscaping are the finishing touches. Lions Club of Credit Valley Pool also features a beach-style entry leisure pool with spray features.

"The City encourages residents to stay active year round," said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services. "With these much-needed updates to six of the City's outdoor pools, residents will enjoy many summers of fun, learning and cooling in attractive outdoor environments."

Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC), the Ontario Recreation Program  (Ontario REC) and the City of Mississauga teamed up to improve recreational infrastructure, create jobs and encourage higher levels of participation in physical activity and community building.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Media Contact:
Sandra Desrochers
Public Affairs Specialist
Phone: 905-615-3200x5934
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   sandra.desrochers@mississauga.ca


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