Saskarc donated $10,000 to the Town of Oxbow to help fund a new pool, expected to begin construction in April 2018 at the North East part of town and to be completed by the Summer of 2019. The old pool is over 50 years old and cannot be repaired anymore due to its crumbling structure. The new pool will also be much more cost effective with new boilers and pumps, which have been breaking down regularly for quite some time. Home to the Seawolves Aquatic Club, the new facility will allow them to host the semi-finals and provincial finals with the added extra swim lane and wheelchair accessibility with the zero beach entry. Some of the weekly activities offered include swimming lessons and Aquasize, where children as young as 1 month old participate with their parents, right up to lifeguarding courses and first aid courses for teens and adults. Early bird swim is also popular with older community members to come out and swim laps in the early morning hours. The Expressway Family Centre works in collaboration with the pool board to offer crafts during the afternoons at the pool as well as toddler swim during June when school is still in session. Saskarc is proud to support community initiatives like this that promote a happy and healthy lifestyle for all ages, and we look forward to construction starting in the Spring! If you’d like to stay informed with the progress of the new pool construction, follow the Oxbow Community Swimming Pool on Facebook.