Welcome to the Vanderhoof Pool - Swim for Life & Leisure website

HOW TO HELP BREAK GROUND ON THE Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre:


  • Donate in-person at the District of Vanderhoof office
  • Look for the fish bowls accepting donations in businesses around town!
  • Until the end of 2015, bring your sorted (and cleaned) empties to the Vanderhoof Liquor Store and they will collect the proceeds and donate them back to the Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre (max. 10 dozen beer or coolers per person and 2 dozen wine or spirit bottles per person per visit).
  • Print and share the fundraising brochure
  • Attend a fundraising event (next event: Christmas at the Museum)
  • Talk to your employer about supporting the aquatic centre
  • Send a letter of support to elected officials
  • Connect with the Aquatic Centre on Facebook
  • E-mail us in order to be added to a mailing list of fundraising opportunities or to join the citizen's fundraising group.


Thank You!

Support for the Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre is strong! Check out a list of past event supporters!

Poster Content winners


Winning Posters for Grade4-7



Letters of support

Please read the letters of support for an aquatic centre in Vanderhoof:

Kinette Club of Vanderhoof

RCMP Vanderhoof Detachment

Royal LePage Home Central




Current total:

As of October 6, 2015, we have raised over $312,500!

The momentum is incredible - donate now and inspire others to give!


New fundraiser!

Until the end of 2015, bring your sorted (and cleaned) empties to the Vanderhoof Liquor Store and they will collect the proceeds and donate them back to the Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre (max. 10 dozen beer or coolers per person and 2 dozen wine or spirit bottles per person per visit).


How it breaks down:


As of October 6, 2015, the total funds committed to the Aquatic Centre is at nearly $6 million:


Thank you!


Every donation made to the Pool Society supports our local government's efforts to secure large sponsors, grants, and other funding sources! We're sharing photos and stories from our donors in our Facebook group! Thank you to those donors who have contributed already! Want to join this list? Not sure what these fish mean? Check out the community brochure!



- Sean & Nicole Ebert

- Stephen Bros Contracting Ltd.



- Edna Oryshchuk

- Riverbed Enterprises (Tim Hortons - Vanderhoof)

- Avison Management Services Ltd.

- Omineca Medical Clinic

- Davy & Zoe Dhillon

- In memory of Gilda Erasmus

- Joanne Peerless - Misty Mountain Farm

- Kinettes

- Northland Dodge



- Bret & Stacy Batchelor

- J&S Restaurant

- Dr. C. Wong



- Blue Valley Enterprises

- Dr. I. Wong

- Progressive Employment

- Gerry & Lesley Thiessen

- P&H Supplies

- In memory of Jim Eadie



- McLeod & Sinkutview Schools

- Wallace Studios

- Barb Williams

- Jensen Dick

- Peter Ryks Property Services Ltd.

- Bob & June Clark

- Tim Kingsley

- Wild Goose Chase

- Schneider Services

- Vanderhoof Fire Department

- Rexall Drug Store

- Steve Little

- Northside Water Service

- Alan Madill

- Students of Evelyn Dickson School

- Jim Woodruff

- Westline Ford



- Danielle Pichie

- Streamline Signs

- Will & Anke Nellen

- Fort St. James Fire Department

- John and Jen Lock

- Ross Williams

- Wigmore Donation

- Barb Loland

- Jennifer Little



- Anonymous community group

- Julie Ephrom

- Jim & Vicki Ford

- Chona & Rob Dick

- Lynnette Delisle

- Buck Fever

- Students of Mapes Elementary School

- Richard & Mary Burkholder

- Norman's Electric

- Avri Raymond



Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who donated to and attended the Community Garage Sale on September 26! We raised over $1,600!


Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Ice Out Event on April 18! We raised over $6,000!

A special thank you to the amazing bands, Sevens Seas Travel for the donation of a prize, the volunteers and technical crew, the pie chefs, and Cowgirl Smokies


Thank you!

Thank you to the individuals and local businesses who donated silent auction items for our fundraising event on Saturday, March 7.



The logo to support fundraising efforts for the Aquatic Centre has been chosen. Thank you for voting! Look for proud supporters of the Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre displaying this logo around town!




With the successful referendum result in February 2013, work has now started on raising the remaining funds needed to build the Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre.


How does that breakdown? The District of Vanderhoof is pursuing the following strategy:

✔ - $4 million loan authorized through the referendum

   - $3.5 million from industry donors

   - $500,000 from community members

   - $4 million from government grants


After the incredible turnout for the referendum in 2013 (which resulted in the first checkmark!), we are now turning our attention to raising $500,000 from within the community. Not only will this money directly support the construction of the Aquatic Centre, but it will send a powerful message to industry and government about the importance of this project for our community.



how to get involved:



Benefits of A Pool » Learn More

Here is a quick list of benefits for having a pool in a community - there are benefits for every member of the community.

"Our small businesses need quality roads and bridges to deliver goods and services. Workers need fast, efficient public transit to connect them to jobs. And growing companies count on high-quality community services, from libraries to hockey rinks, to attract skilled workers."

Quote from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

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For more Information

The Vanderhoof Pool project is now part of the District of Vanderhoof Council's mandate and is a Committee of the Whole. Please email Tom Clement, Director of Community Development.

Download the District of Vanderhoof's brochure.

Vadnerhoof Pool on Facebook You can also find us on Facebook!

Mailing List

We encourage everyone who has questions, or would like to learn more about this process and what it will mean to Vanderhoof to have a pool here - to please attend our open houses and public meetings. Please email us to get on our mailing list to receive notices of these events.