SAVE OUR POOL
Don't allow Wilfrid Laurier Pool to Close! We (the signers of this petition) as Community members of the Region of Waterloo support all efforts to keep the 50 meter Wilfrid Laurier Competition Pool Open. We the undersigned, believe that the December 31, 2008 closing of the Wilfrid Laurier Pool is not a viable option for our community. As the WLU pool enters the final six weeks before its December 31 closure date, the situation for Laurier's varsity swim team, intramural participants, lifeguards and the large number of community groups using the facility is beginning to look grim. Wilfrid Laurier University's decision to close the only 50-meter competition pool in the Region of Waterloo calls for serious discussions regarding the roles, responsibilities, and opportunities of community infrastructure providers. There is solid support and a willingness to work together from WLU, current user groups, and philanthropically-minded members of the business community. This is a worthwhile facility and a valuable resource to the community. People are strongly motivated by the possibility of losing the sole 50-meter competition pool in the region and are looking to employ new approaches to financial and environmental sustainability. Historically, WLU pool has been home to Olympians Victor Davis, Laura Nicholls, and most recently, Keith Beavers. Currently, the pool is used by many groups including the area High Schools, ROW Swim Club, K-W Synchro Club, Waterloo Regional Synchronized Swim Club, KW Water Polo, the Triathlete Club and many others. We thus urge all levels of Government in cooperation with the governing body of WLU to commit to a sustainable operational plan that incorporates a community-based strategy for the necessary repairs. Properly implemented, a well-executed plan to work together for the good of our aquatic-sports community can be achieved and the quality level of Aquatic Sport currently existing in Waterloo Region will continue to thrive. **NOTE** The request for a donation that follows your signing the petition is not for the WLU pool. You may ignore it.