Aquatic Feasibility Study - Electoral Area A & Town of Golden

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.

The CSRD has retained HCMA Architecture + Design to provide technical support to the feasibility study process.  

 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.

At the Regular Meeting of April 18, 2019, the CSRD Board approved the appointment of the following seven community voting members:

Town of Golden Electoral Area A
Brian Gustafson Justin Telfor
Irene Gray Scott Weir
Kat Coatesworth  Stefanie Chomiak
Spencer Lainchbury  

The following table identifies the non-voting members of the Advisory Committee:

Town of Golden CSRD
Jordan Petrovics, Manager of Recreation Services Darcy Mooney, Manager of Operations  
Ron Oszust, Mayor  Karen Cathcart, Director, Electoral Area A
View Committee Terms of Reference

Advisory Committee Meetings

The Advisory Committee will be meeting approximately five or six times over the course of the project.  The project is expected to conclude by December 31, 2020.  Please see the table below to access meeting agendas, meeting minutes and any presentation materials. 

Meeting Meeting Date      
Meeting #1 May 22, 2019 Agenda Minutes Presentation
Meeting #2 January 23, 2020 Agenda Minutes Presentation

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 Communication Plan

Other information on the progress and future direction of the Aquatic Feasiblity Study is outlined in the documents below:

Aquatic Feasibility Technical Memo #1 Download
Aquatic Feasibility Work Plan Download
Electoral Area A and Golden Aquatics Engagement Plan Download