The Village of Stirling’s pool is currently undergoing some massive upgrades. Back in November Stirling received close $319,943 from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund. The village will contribute the remaining funds which will total $600,000. The CAO of Stirling, Scott Donselaar, says these upgrades are much needed.
“With the pool we’ve been able to add a solar heating component. That component is going to hopefully allow us to reduce our natural gas reliance for heating the pool. That’ll be going onto a new structure or building for storage of chemicals. In addition, we’re exploring options for the concrete work that needs to be replaced. As well as for the actual pool, so instead of going with that actual traditional liner system, we’re looking at another methodology that will hopefully be more cost effective in the future. Reducing the reliance of capital funding for our future.”
The press releases from the village went on to say that the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) is a two-year $500 million national infrastructure program to support communities across the country with projects that revitalize downtown cores and main streets, reinvent outdoor spaces, create green infrastructure and address accessibility of community space. PrairiesCan is administering the CCRF in Alberta.
“Through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, our government is making investments that transform public infrastructure into modern and inviting gathering places for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities,” said the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan. “Our investment to renovate and upgrade the Stirling pool will help create an inclusive and accessible community recreational space where everyone can get together and enjoy the updated, inclusive facilities.”
“Public recreation spaces across Alberta communities bring people together, attract visitors and help support countless small businesses,” said the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance. “Today’s investment in the Stirling pool will help support recovery in the community by creating jobs and provide opportunities for residents and visitors to benefit from local businesses and attractions that are at the heart of the community.” Construction of the pool is slated to be done by the end of September.