On Deck: Golden & Electoral Area K, Get ready to vote... on the future of the aquatics in Golden
Make a Splash

Get ready to vote.

On October 15, 2022, the future of an indoor aquatic facility in Golden will be put to the vote.

As part of the civic elections, a referendum will invite residents of Golden and Electoral Area A to vote on the future of the facility.

Mail ballots are also available for eligible voters in Electoral Area A and the Town of Golden.  See the Elections 2022 tab of the CSRD website for details.

The Question on the Ballot?

“Are you in favour of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District adopting Golden and Area Aquatic Centre Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 5849, 2022, which will permit the Regional District to borrow up to $18 million over a 30-year term to be utilized towards the capital cost to construct an indoor aquatic centre as an addition to the existing Golden and District Recreation Centre?”

Most residents 18+ of Golden and Electoral Area A are eligible to vote in the referendum on October 15, 2022, occurring as part of the civic elections. Some non-resident property owners are also eligible to vote.

To assess your eligibility, visit the Elections 2022 tab on the CSRD website.

Find information on capital and operating costs for the facility, including access to a personalized tax calculator tool.

Questions? We Have Answers

Join us at a series of Open Houses to ask questions and learn more about what an indoor aquatic centre will mean for you.

  • September 23, Field Community Hall, 6 to 8 PM
  • September 27, Chatter Creek Mountain Lodge, 6 to 8 PM
  • October 3, Golden Civic Centre,  6 to 8 PM, Presentation 6:30 to 7 PM
  • October 4, Parson Community Hall, 6 to 8 PM

Fundraising efforts are underway

A future indoor aquatic centre in Golden will be funded through a capital loan, federal and provincial grants, sponsorships, and donations from folks just like you!

This spring and summer, we’re actively fundraising for the new facility and taking pledges from community members. Big or small, every dollar counts.

Pledge your commitment to donate.

New Golden Aquatic Centre, artist sketch of the exterior