Atikokan Indoor Pool Soon Reopening Thanks to CCBF Funding
The community of Atikokan in northern Ontario is excitedly awaiting the grand re-opening of its community pool and recreation centre.
In 2020, Atikokan invested contributions from the Canada Community-Building Fund into the full replacement of the dehumidifying unit at its recreation and wellness centre. The installation of this infrastructure was key in ensuring the indoor pool could remain operational.
The dehumidifier helps provide heat in the winter and remove humidity from the air in the summer and is essential to the operation of the pool. The former unit had overextended its lifespan by 15 years and had deteriorated to a point where the pool was slated for permanent closure.
Atikokan’s 4,000 residents rely on the pool as a facility for swimming lessons and year-round exercise. Now, thanks to the Canada Community-Building Fund, the indoor pool is scheduled to re-open in fall of 2021, and will continue to be a place to exercise and have fun for years to come.