Welcome to the Vanderhoof Pool - Swim of Life & Leisure website.
Thank you to everyone who voted on February 16, 2013. The referendums were passed, and the District of Vanderhoof is now in the process of finding the remaining funds that will allow the District of Vanderhoof to move forward with building a pool and aquatic facility for Vanderhoof. We will keep this website active with progress reports etc. on the process.
Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre Founding Members Tally
pool supporters have signed-up.
Our goal is 1,000 members.
To sign-up, go to the District of Vanderhoof office and fill in a membership form. It costs only $5 to be a founding member!
Poster Contest Winners!
Kindergarten to Grade 3
Nikiya MacKinlay Gr.2 and Delaney MacKinlay K
Grade 4 - Grade 7
1st Place: Megan Boon Gr.5 EDS
2nd Place: Nicole Nevidon Gr.4 EDS
3rd Place (tie): Gracie Wiebe Gr.5 EDS and
Meghan Heyd Gr.5 Sinkut View
Thank you to all the students who entered the Poster Contest.
Letters of support
Please read the letters of support for an aquatic centre in Vanderhoof:
Referendum Question RESULTS
The referendum is set for February 16, 2013. This is the question that will be on the referendum ballot.
For Residents of Vanderhoof:
Are you in favour of the Council of the District of Vanderhoof adopting Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1121 which would authorize the District to borrow an amount up to $4 million to be repaid with an annual requisition up to a maximum of $0.2234 per $1,000 of taxable residential assessed value to re-pay the loan over a 30 year period to be used for the construction of an up to $12 million Aquatic Centre?
YES - 1207
NO - 353
(please note these are unofficial results for Vanderhoof. Official results will be available on Monday, February 18, 2013).
For Residents of the Regional District Area "F":
Are you in favour of Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Electoral Area “F” (Vanderhoof Rural) Vanderhoof Swimming Pool Contribution Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1644, 2012, which establishes a service within the boundaries of Electoral Area “F” to contribute to the cost of a swimming pool in Vanderhoof, and authorizes taxation on improvements only, to a maximum annual amount determined by applying a rate of $0.74 per $1,000 to the net taxable value of land and improvements in the service area, or $256,000, whichever is greater?
YES - 575
NO - 472
(please note these are unofficial results. Official results will be available on Monday, February 18, 2013).
Click Here to Download our brochure! (updated January 13, 2013)
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.
- Long-term Health
- Youth Involvement
- Swimming Lessons
- Employment Opportunities
- Job Force Retention
"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
Are you in the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako?
Click here to view maps of RDBN Area F.
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Feel free to contact one of our Pool Committee Members directly for more information or to have a conversation about a pool in Vanderhoof.
Councillor Steve Little (Chair)
Councillor Brian Frenkel
Meeting Minutes and Reports
For information regarding the minutes from previous Pool Committee meetings, and the reports from PERC, please visit the Pool Committee page on the District of Vanderhoof website.
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.