West Abbotsford population justifies pool in Aldergrove

We have to also take into consideration all the residential development happening in Abbotsford, just east of Station Road.

Editor:  I was very pleased to read the article (The Times, March 15) regarding a swimming pool and recreational centre in Aldergrove, and pleased also to see that Councillor Bob Long supports the idea.

What I found a little odd though, was his comment about the potential $20 million cost and Aldergrove’s small population base of 11,000. I think we have to also take into consideration all the residential development happening in Abbotsford, just east of Station Road.

These are potential users of the facility.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe there is a true recreational facility between Murrayville and Mount Lehman.  If I am correct in that assumption, then there is plenty of potential for a much larger population base to support a swimming pool and recreational centre.

By the way, kudos to those members from the Million Dollar Neighbourhood who are driving this plan.  Remember the old saying — build it and they will come.

Debbie Atkinson,

Aldergrove

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