Friday, July 8, 2011

Join us July 12 to talk about saving our pool!

You can make a difference in our community, by helping to keep our Bowmore PS / Fairmount Park CC shared-use pool open! 


WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fairmount Park CC

Kids welcome!

At the last meeting, we discussed creating a Fairmount Park CC Advisory Group. This meeting will be an opportunity to further define the role of this group in supporting community centre programmers (both aquatic and recreational) over the long haul, and to plan action NOW to protect our pool.

We know you're busy enjoying the summer! But this issue can't wait...
We've learned that the City of Toronto Community Development and Recreation Committee will debate the renewal of the lease at their September 14, 2011 meeting, and make their recommendation to Council. Deputations will be permitted. We need to make plans now to do whatever it takes to save our pool and community centre! Please join us.

Click here to read the Community Development & Recreation Committee's Background Document

Why we're worried about our pool - When 31 school pools were nearly shut down in 2008, it was community activism that kept them open. Today we face a similar crisis, as the City’s lease of 33 TDSB school pools...INCLUDING OUR BOWMORE / FAIRMOUNT PARK POOL...expires in December. Toronto City Council will decide whether to renew the leases in September. The leases are needed to keep the pools & community centres open. ASK YOURSELF:
  • How does your family benefit from this pool?
  • Will our community’s kids be safe swimmers without it?
  • Is it important to our neighbourhood?
  • Will this community centre be sustainable without the pool?
You can help to protect our pool by spreading the word: Forward this email, post on Facebook, talk to friends and neighbours! And please join us Tuesday July 12!
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