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Letters: Open up all of Richmond's pools, please

A Richmond News reader is angry at not being able to get access to the new pool, despite buying a 10-visit pass
The Minoru Centre for Active Living

Dear Editor,

I wanted to express my frustration at trying to book a swim time at the Minoru Aquatic Centre. 

Either over the phone or web, everything is booked up for nearly a week in advance, especially in the evening. 

I purchased a 10-visit pass to save money and now I can’t use it, as everything is full.

Watermania has to be opened as Richmond is way too large to only have one pool, especially with such reduced capacity and hours.

Staff should try their best at convincing provincial health authorities to increase capacities as it is illogical to allow bars to operate at 50 per cent and airplanes at 100 per cent while pools are restricted to about 10 per cent.

Swimming is one of the few sources of enjoyment right now and it’s a lot healthier than drinking. So let’s try and encourage people to use the facilities as Richmond has two great ones and right now we need them both open.

Craig W Heale