To the editor:
The Regional Multicultural Youth Council in a letter to city hall has stated they support a refurbished or rebuilt Dease Pool. They state that Thunder Bay is no longer the safe community it once was and closing Dease Pool will have a negative impact on the well-being of the youth.
On Monday, administration will be recommending spending $260,000 dollars to demolish Dease Pool. They are also recommending spending hundreds of thousand of tax dollars turning this site into an exotic tennis and pickle ball court.
Children that play and swim at Dease Pool are asking Santa for just one thing this Christmas.
Keep Dease Pool open.
They are not asking for a state-of-the-art change room that administration has priced at more than the cost of a new pool. They are just asking for a place to swim as they indicated on the more 200 posters they submitted in the "Save Dease Pool" poster contest.
One poster stated, "We love to play in water, we love to swim and we love Dease Pool."
Please plan to support these children at a rally on Monday in front of city hall prior to the council meeting. Also plan to attend a free meal at the Hub bazaar on Victoria Avenue at 5 p.m. before the march to city hall. Bring a sign!