Pool would enhance Parksville as destination

I was so pleased to see Margaret Lonsdale’s letter (Parksville best spot for new pool, Letters, March 30) in support of Georganna Pearce’s letter (Pool upgrade belongs in Parksville, Letters, March 15) regarding Parksville to be the best place for the new pool.

Though Parksville, for many years, has been an ugly “strip” town, it is blessed with the most beautiful beach and park on the Island.

Finally, the town is becoming an interesting and attractive place to be with tree plantings along the roads, a blossoming TV/movie production industry, the establishment of a comprehensive health care centre and some very attractive housing developments.

An Olympic-sized pool within a world-class facility, that would support and encourage national training and recreation alike, would continue to enhance and develop Parksville into the destination city for families and tourists of which it can be rightly proud.

The pool that exists in Qualicum Beach is beautiful and the right size for the ambiance of that town.

Any further development there would only take away from the charm that is the nature of Qualicum Beach. Kudos to Georganna for having brought this idea forward for our consideration.

Jan Nelms


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