The Canada Games Complex will re-open to the public on October 18, after a four-and-a-half-month closure for renovations and upgrades.

The Complex was closed in early June, so work to improve energy efficiency and accessibility could be undertaken. The accessibility work done during the closure includes upgrades to changerooms, upgraded showers, the addition of a universal barrier-free changeroom and new accessible washrooms.

The facility had a new boiler system installed, and heating and cooling system controls upgraded. The north wall of the pool was also completely rebuilt, with other work taking place in the pool basin and pump system.

The building upgrades will reduce the carbon footprint of the Complex by 276 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year, and see a savings of $128,000 in utility costs.

“This project was completed with very minor delays from the original schedule, and on-budget,” said Kelvin Jankowski, Supervisor – Capital Facilities Construction. “Users of the Complex will see revitalized changerooms and facilities.”

The work was 80 per cent funded by external sources, including the federal Green and Inclusive Community Building Fund. The total cost of the project is $3 million.

The Canada Games Complex will re-open to the public on October 18 at 5:45 a.m. and will have regular operating hours.

Fall programming information will be released today, and registration for swimming lessons will open on Tuesday, October 11 at 8:30 a.m.

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