Creative thinking needed on Aldergrove pool
Editor: Aldergrove residents do not want or need a short course pool. They want and need a pool where province wide swimmers could compete — a 50-metre pool.
Having a provincial swim meet would bring in young and old swimmers to Aldergrove from all over the province, and create financial benefits to most local businesses.
Obviously the current location will not meet those requirements. Selling a pristine forest to build a pool that doesn’t meet the requirements of a provincial swim meet, or the foresight of Aldergrove residents, would be a mistake.
Walnut Grove has a 50-metre pool. With a 50-metre pool in Aldergrove, there would be two pools available for swim meets. Maybe, with those two pools, both 50-metre, some Olympic events could eventually happen here in the Township of Langley.
All the participants at these swim meets could visit the wonderful heritage trees we now have in Glen Valley. I can already hear the young visitors’ voices: “Wow! Look at the size of that tree.”
Save the trees and build a 50-metre pool later, on a location better suited for it.
Creative thinking is required here. Has anyone thought of selling the school property, and with that revenue purchasing a different pool site?
This can’t be that difficult, with some creative thinking.