Aquatic Feasibility Advisory Committee - Electoral Area A & Town of Golden

Have Your Say

The CSRD is looking for residents of Golden and Electoral Area A to be part of a committee that will look into the idea of a regional aquatic centre located in the Town of Golden.

The committee will have seven voting members from Golden and Area A. Members will attend five to six meetings between April 2019 and August 2020. Interested residents are asked to complete an Expression of Interest form before March 25, 2019.

Individuals who best demonstrate the following attributes will be recommended for appointment:

  • have a knowledge and interest in acquiring information regarding an indoor pool facility;
  • are committed to providing thoughtful advice to enhance the process.
Download Expression of Interest Form
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The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD), with the support of the Town of Golden, is asking the communities of Golden and Electoral Area A to assess the feasibility of a new indoor aquatic centre.

Generally it is agreed that the existing outdoor pool is nearing the end of its life cycle and a significant number of residents have identified a desire for year-round swimming opportunities.

The goal of the project is to make recommendations regarding the current and future aquatic needs of the community and how these needs can be achieved over time.

The process will build upon the Golden Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study (2007) using local stakeholder resources to guide a consultative community-led approach to provide recommendations regarding a new indoor aquatic centre.

 Advisory Committee

This Committee will assist the CSRD by ensuring it receives thoughtful and comprehensive advice from a representative group of individuals from within Electoral Area A and the Town of Golden, who have knowledge and interest in the acquisition of information related to an indoor pool facility located in the Town of Golden that would service the region. 

Its mandate is to act in an advisory capacity to CSRD staff and the Electoral Area A Director.  The CSRD Board of Directors has not delegated any decision-making authority to the Committee. 

The Committee will consist of up to eleven (11) members including seven (7) voting members as well as the CSRD  Electoral Area A Director; an elected official from the Town of Golden; one staff member from the CSRD; and one staff member from the Town of Golden.

Preference for membership will be given to individuals who ordinarily reside within Electoral Area A and the Town of Golden boundary. 

View Draft Committee Terms of Reference

Community consultation

One of the key components of the study will be to communicate with the public to evaluate the existing facility and programs, identify future needs and consider potential options.

A draft version of a Communication Plan and Consultation Study has been developed. This would have to be approved by the committee before being officially adopted.

View Draft Communication Plan