TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE CRYSTAL POOL
In 2011 the Mayor and Council for the City of Victoria received the Stantec Report. The report identified a number the pools systems that were at end of life and at high-risk of failing. Over the past 9 years the city has spent over $2 million on one report after the next, each time raising the same issues over and over again.
On February 16, 2017 Mayor and Council passed a motion approving the implementation plan for the new facility. This option included a much needed new 50 meter pool designed to meet both the current and future needs of the community.
On November 22, one month after the city election, Mayor and Council retracted that decision and directed staff to NOT apply for the Investing in Canada Funding Program. Soon after, they directed staff to cancel the UBCM the $6 million Gas Tax Grant.
Over the past several years there has been a great deal of mis-information about the pool, the building, and the project. Our goal with this site is to provide people with the facts so they can make informed decisions and ultimately move the project forward.
To catch up on what the city has and hasn’t done for the past 9 years have a look at the timeline. If you are interested in learning more check out the FAQs. And to lend a hand please visit the How you can help page to learn more about what you can do.
Note: the information used to create this website is from City of Victoria documents.