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Pool hours set for fall



With a staff shortage limiting the number of pool hours available, Meadow Park Sports Centre released a revised pool schedule for the fall.

The pools will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with no lessons taking place.

During the week the pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., as usual, but will be closed to the public for sessional swims like the Masters program and swim lessons where no lifeguards are required.

On Mondays, sessional swims are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesdays, the pool will be closed to the public from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, it will be closed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Thursdays it will be closed from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fridays it’s open to the public all day.

The shortage is likely to be short-lived, with the Resort Municipality of Whistler receiving over 77 applications for lifeguards in the past week. Fully or partially certified lifeguards will be interviewed, and the RMOW is fast tracking international lifeguards by offering a custom course.


WORCA AGM next Thursday

Details are still being finalized for the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association’s annual general meeting, which is scheduled for Oct. 16. Time and location to be announced.

Directors will make presentations about their portfolios and take questions from the audience. An election for the 2009 board will follow. People are encouraged to get involved.

Positions include President and Treasurer as well as Director of Trails, Director of Race, Director of Planning, Director of PR, Director of Web, Director of Freeride, Director of Youth, and Director of Membership.

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More money for Own the Podium 2010

Canada’s bid to rank first among nations at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games got a boost this week with the announcement that the $110 million Own the Podium 2010 program will be boosted by $10 million. That includes $7.5 million from the Canadian Olympic Committee, some funding from the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and various fundraising activities like the Olympic Committee’s annual golf tournament in Whistler.

Roughly half of the Own the Podium money will go to National Sports Organizations to fund training opportunities, access to physical and mental experts, and help athletes cover their costs. Those increased funds are on top of additional funding from Sport Canada.