#Sports
Target:
Municipality of Sioux Lookout
Region:
Canada
Website:
www.facebook.com

A significant amount of the Public of Sioux Lookout (& the surrounding Area) have expressed a strong desire for a Public Pool that has only increased from one decade to the next. It is time for a Petition to proactively address this concern with our Local Government. Please join in this journey towards a more enjoyable & healthier future, right here at Home! This Committee is also researching ways in which a pool could be feasible for our Community.

Here are the top reasons of how a Public Pool would benefit our Community. (The following points have been either expressed by members of the Public or researched):

-Safety First: importance of danger prevention automatically prioritizes importance of a community pool over other recreation initiatives
-Our Community has Demonstrated an overwhelming amount of interest in Swimming: Ex. pool memberships, swimming lessons, triathalon, previous petitions
-Swimming has been proven in a recent study to increase lifespan (one ex: lower risk of death due to stroke & heart disease by 41%)
-Swimming Can Improve a Community’s Health: activity in which people of all ages & abilities benefit physically & phychologically
-Indoor Community Pools Boost Local Economy: Ex. people move to & are more likely to remain where there are more amenities, Sports Tourism Industry has proven economically valuable for small municipalities & has been greatly overlooked , but is being researched in SLKT right now!
-Best Western Hotel Pool is an Insufficient public pool for many reasons: privately owned, no Lifeguard, shallow, unpredictable public access (currently closed to public)
-Competitive Swimming is a Potential for Future Sport Development: Incl. National and International athletic potential & Interest which would grant more equal opportunity & exposure for our Region
-A Major compassionate step forward in Improving Sioux Lookout's Accessibility
-Strategic in Improving the Wellbeing of our First Nation Children and Families & their Communities, incl. very necessary Water safety Training
-Swimming is one of the top 5 most popular activities in the US and Canada (all-inclusive activity that anyone can learn)
-Advances made in Energy-Efficiency Technology to cut costs for Indoor Swimming pools
-Funding avenues may be available
-Potential for Employment and Training in exciting New Professions that also groom Young Leaders

We, the undersigned, call on the Municipality of Sioux Lookout to address public aspiration for a Community Pool, which is expressed by this petition.

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The SLKT Community Pool Initiative petition to Municipality of Sioux Lookout was written by Sioux Lookout Water Ways and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.