Sam Ketcham Pool referendum information session dates set

The dates and locations have been set for a series of public open house information sessions on the upcoming Sam Ketcham Pool referendum.

  • Aug. 27, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake will be hosting a series of open house sessions regarding the upcoming Sam Ketcham Pool Renovations and Upgrades Referendum.

The sessions will take place as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 11: Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, Gibraltar Room, 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13: 150 Mile House Community Hall, 1-2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13: Area E Town Hall Open House, Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Club, 1-3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 15: Area D Town Hall Open House, Wildwood Volunteer Fire Hall, 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17: City of Williams Lake Town Hall Open House, CRD boardroom 5-7 p.m.

The referendum will be held Nov. 15 and ask voters if they approve borrowing up to $10 million over 20 years.

The remainder of the cost of the approximately $11.3 million project will need to be made up from grants, fundraising, and capital reserves.

Proceeding with the project would result in a taxation increase for Central Cariboo Recreation services of approximately $40 per $100,000 of residential assessment, including operating costs of the expanded facility.

The project includes three main components: increasing the shallow-water leisure pools from the existing 540 to 3,700 square feet, replacing the main lap pool tank, and adding multi-purpose fitness centre space to a second floor above the change rooms.

Other notable improvements include a larger family change room and replacement of mechanical and electrical systems.

A redesign and resurfacing of the parking lot will also be planned in conjunction with the proposed pool upgrades.

A Facebook page dedicated to helping provide information to residents and an opportunity for residents to ask questions can be found at

A Twitter feed can also be found at @SKPReferendum.


Be sure to check these sites often as we will continue to provide regular updated information about the proposed renovations and the referendum process as it becomes available. For further information or to view the Cariboo Memorial Complex Pool Feasibility Study visit us online at or



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