Pool Closure: Starting Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, the Sam Ketcham Pool will be closed as the project transitions towards Phase Two of construction. The entire aquatic facility, including the original lap pool, pool change rooms and temporary fitness centre, will be closed for nine to 12 weeks. The rest of the Cariboo Memorial Complex will remain open with the ice arenas and Gibraltar Room operating as usual.
The Sam Ketcham Pool Upgrade Project has gone high-tech with a construction site video camera. This picture is updated every 10 minutes.
Time Lapse Videos
Feb. 2017 Part 2 - demolition of old pool youtu.be/PiMfwrjunzw
Feb. 2017 Part 1 - lap pool / hot tub youtu.be/ueuM7iuylIc
Jan. 2017 - lap pool / hot tub youtu.be/DnrbTg0c-aE
Dec. 2016 - First lap pool water test / hot tub wall construction. youtu.be/fRpGYeABoYM
Nov. 2016 - Pool wall construction / hot tub construction / window installation. youtu.be/rhYhOK7o7Sc
Oct. 2016 - Pipe installation / rebar work. youtu.be/8UQJr9EH3lM
Sept. 2016 - Lap pool painting / wall enclosure / piping prep work. youtu.be/PKotwTldxhk
Aug. 2016 - Lap pool construction / phase one parking lot. youtu.be/Dg0nnlKQfvw
July, 2016 - Beginning of lap pool and maintenance room construction. youtu.be/2My5R0sR42Y
June, 2016 - Pouring concrete / roof construction for fitness area / demolition. youtu.be/Kqe0fyEf0kI
May, 2016 - Parking lot and lap pool excavation / change room foundations. youtu.be/QhyKv9vBbfQ.
April, 2016 - Demolition and excavation. youtu.be/dLFr1yuvTmk
The Central Cariboo Recreation and Leisure Services function was established in 2007 by Bylaw No. 4226, which merged the functions for Central Cariboo Recreation (Bylaw No. 3894 – 2004) and Central Cariboo Leisure Services (Bylaw No. 3951 – 2004).
The new Recreation and Leisure Services function has a mandate to provide the following services:
Services are generally provided from the Cariboo Memorial Complex, which is owned by the Cariboo Regional District and operated under contract by the City of Williams Lake. It is located at 525 Proctor Street. The Cariboo Memorial Complex features:
Residents are invited to consult the Leisure Guide to Active Living, published three times per year, which lists the courses and activities offered. You can also contact the Cariboo Memorial Complex at (250) 398-7665.
Also included in this function is the Esler Sports Complex, which includes slo-pitch, soccer and minor fastball fields under use and occupancy agreements with local associations.
An annual contribution agreement is also in place with the Scout Island Nature Centre to support operation of its extensive trail networks.
Various other community projects, such as neighborhood outdoor rinks, trails or bike parks are supported on a project by project basis.
Tourism operators provide recreational opportunities all year long in many different activities such as spa and ranch vacations, birding, flightseeing, jetboating, river rafting, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and hiking.
The Directors for Electoral Areas “D”, “E”, and “F” and the City of Williams Lake are responsible for the governance of this service, which is provided through the Central Cariboo/City of Williams Lake Joint Committee with advisory support from volunteers on the Central Cariboo Recreation Advisory Committee. The Central Cariboo Joint Committee (CCJC) holds an open, public meeting once per month.
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