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REPORTING · 25th April 2013
Walter McFarlane
Last week, on Wednesday April 17th, several members of the community went to the Tamitik Meeting room to discuss the future of the wading pools in the community.

“It was an opportunity to invite the public out to a consultation meeting, a feedback meeting on the future of the wading pools in Kitimat and we had approximately 15 people attend the meeting. We discussed everything from should we keep the wading pools and why and what values the wading pools in the community were and all those kinds of things and got a lot of good feedback from the community on those fronts and then we made a wish list,” said Shaun O’Neill.

The people who gathered told the committee that they did not want out door water play to leave the committee because they are great places for social interaction, providing a low cost option for families to come together in a central place. They also suggested spray features to attract older kids to the park.

Once the ideas have been compiled into a report, it will go to the Leisure Service Advisory Commission. In addition, the people who were there were invited to put their names down for a spray park committee to advise and provide guidance.

O’Neill thanked everyone for coming out and providing ideas and feedback for the facilities. He told us about 200 children used them in the three weeks they were open. He stated it might take up to two years for the project to be complete.