Lac La Biche County announced on Wednesday that they will be building a pool for the Bold Center.
The County will be getting both federal and provincial funding for the aquatic facility and it will be attached to the south entrance.
The total cost for the pool will be roughly $15 million.
There will be talks with the residents to find out what the community deems important to have with the new addition as they moving forward with the project.
In the media release from the County, Lac La Biche Mayor, Omer Moghrabi, addresses how important it is to continue to have new upgrades to the community so that facilities like the Bold Center are always improving.
“The Bold Center was already a state-of-the-art multiplex and community hub,” said Moghrabi.
“A new aquatics center will enhance the Bold Center’s impressive services and support our community’s social and physical well-being for many years to come. The County is excited and grateful that the federal and provincial governments recognize the importance of investing in rural communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Returning to regular hours
Next week, the Bold Center will return to their regular pre-COVID hours.
Starting Tuesday, September 8, the hours for the recreational facility will go back to 6 am to 11 pm. Anyone entering the Bold Center is recommended to wear a mask throughout the common areas.
People who are wanting to access the gym, they do not need to book a time slot for their workouts prior to entering.
They do, however, need to follow the twice-wipe rule, which means everyone has to clean every machine before and after use to prevent the spread of germs.
The hot tub and the steam rooms are still unavailable, but dates for when those will be open to the public are coming soon.