January 18 – Update from Angie Law, chair of Duke of Connaught School Council:
The S.H. Armstrong pool (and the other 4 school-based pools) have been taken off the chopping block. The motion was proposed by Josh Colle and was approved by a margin of 23 votes to 21 and includes adding back in services to pools, libraries and a host of other community-based items. Read the Globe article about this.
Please consider joining the S.H. Armstrong Advisory Council and see what can be done to increase visits at the pool because this motion only buys us a reprieve for the next year and then it starts all over again.
And, sign up for lessons! There are still spaces available. Check the S.H. Armstrong page and click on “Swimming.”
There was a great turn-out last Friday for the Swim-Up event. It was covered on CBC late night news (they came to the event). See the link below (coverage starts at the 3:24 mark). If the link sends you to the CBC home page, try copying and pasting it. If that doesn’t work, search at cbc.ca for Toronto late news January 13, 2012.