I keep thinking about an indoor pool that was affordable to low income seniors and disabled as well as to the entire area.
Hope, B.C., did this to some degree about 12 years ago for their pool and Princeton is a far more community spirited and generous than any town ever was.
Here’s what I came up with…
All the talented people could donate a piece of their crafts, arts, collections etcetera to go to public auction, silent auction, raffles, etc., through out the winter; people could buy a board/brick for $50 and have their name mounted on a plaque. There are probably other fundraising ideas out there. —We could sell shares of ownership to the townspeople, that way there wouldn’t be cost over run by a government owned project.
Then, ask Jim Pattison to donate the Overwaitea (his name would be on the building)—that would be a perfect place for a community pool and it would bring people into town.
The pool building would be like a three storey western hotel with two floors of apartments to help with the cost of running the building…then start asking for grants to match what we’ve accumulated.
Keep the building simple, just an olympic sized pool, change rooms and possibly steam rooms period! No wave pools, no fancy extras.
What do you think? Would love to hear if anyone is interested.