Aquatic Centre Closed Due to Vandalism

The Fernie Aquatic Centre reopened Thursday, after being closed for three days to deal with extensive vandalism committed over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Overnight on Sunday, October 13, glass windows and doors were shattered at the facility, the pool filled with glass, and the large inflatable play structure destroyed. During the same time frame, the jumps were tampered with at the adjoining Dirt Jump Park, and portable toilets on the property were also significantly damaged.

The pool had to be closed to the public while staff cleaned the facility, and completed temporary repairs.

All cancelled lessons were rescheduled.