As a more than thirty year resident of Princeton, it is wonderful to see the town flourishing in recent years. The theatre, the library, the museum, the Bridge of Dreams and our shiney new Cooper’s store all indicate a vibrant, rural resource community, of which I am immensely proud.
Twenty years ago I was a member of the pool committee which recommended building an indoor pool. The referendum then was defeated in RDOS Area H and we continued on with a now aged outdoor pool. This has served us well but now leaks, has substandard changing facilities and is 25 yards rather than 25 metres required by competitive swimmers.
Are we this time prepared to step up, take the challenge and improve our community for one and all?
Are we prepared to make winter months more palatable when the rivers and lakes freeze?
Are we prepared to invest in the future?
I realize that there will never be a physical or financial plan which satisfies everyone but would like to thank the volunteer committee for their work and wonder if John Akerley’s letters describing the benefits of an Aquatic Centre could be reprinted.