Lampman pool will benefit from fundraiser

The Lampman Swimming Pool is going to receive a boost for next year.

Brittany Fox, the town’s recreation director, said the pool is going to have a new liner for next year. The current pool liner has outlived its shelf life by about six years.

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Fortunately, the town hasn’t encountered any issues from the age of the liner.

“We opened normally for the season (this year),” she said. “We had to close early for the pool renovations. We closed in the middle of August. And then we will reopen our season in June (next year).”

There are still some finishing touches that need to be applied so the pool can be ready for next spring.

The community has been fundraising for about a year, and it has reached the goal of $160,000 for the liner. The focus of the fundraising was on the pool liner, but they would also like to eventually update the diving board and add a slide.

Upgrades are also eventually going to be needed for the change rooms and the pool house.

The most recent fundraiser was held on Saturday night at the Lampman Curling Rink. Approximately 200 tickets were sold, and people were keen to support the event. While they could have accommodated more people, it was still a great crowd for the evening.

A roast beef supper was served, and comedian Jody Peters entertained the audience. A live auction and a silent auction were also part of the event.

“We had many, many businesses and community members donate to the live and silent auctions, and we had a great turnout. We were very happy with the evening.”

The final tally for the amount of money raised hasn’t been determined yet, but Fox said it was definitely a successful night.

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