Vancouver’s mayor, Ken Sim, and Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung are proposing corporate sponsorship and a fundraising drive to replace the aging Kitsilano Pool.

The 50-year-old pool, closed for summer repairs, has reached the end of its service life.

A motion will be brought next week urging the council to prioritize reimagining and replacing the pool. The motion highlights off-season repairs’ inadequacy and suggests creating a modern, climate-resilient facility with additional amenities like whirlpools and steam baths.

It also calls for exploring private sector funding and establishing a dedicated fund for public, corporate, and philanthropic contributions.

The motion is set for June 26.

Last modified: June 21, 2024

2 Responses to " Mayor Ken Sim Proposes Corporate Sponsorship and Fundraising Drive to Replace Aging Kits Pool "

  1. Gloria Sully says:

    We have been waiting for years for the Park Board and City to complete the Seaside Greenway cycle route through Kits Beach Park and Kits Point. In 2022, the conclusion was “that a future Kitsilano Beach Park Renewal Plan will determine the final permanent location of a separated cycle path.” When will that Renewal Plan be done? (And when will the public see it? A consultant’s report for a Renewal Plan for Vanier Park was done several years ago but no details have been forthcoming, nor a request for public input.) Wouldn’t it be wise to have the Pool be a part of a Kits Beach Park Renewal Plan before going cap-in-hand to a corporate sponsor?

  2. David says:

    Ken Sim is a joke!just not a funny one . What a lack of character and integrity.

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