Wednesday November 26, 2014

Old aquatic centre not so historically significant


Dear Editor

I applaud Richard Hiebert for his zealous advocacy towards the creation of a dynamic seniorís activity centre. However, I disagree with Hiebertís well-articulated desire to see our current aquatic centre re-purposed into this vision on the basis of its intrinsic historical significance.

To my way of thinking, this 47-year-old ďQuonset styleĒ asphalt-shingle-clad structure conceived and built during the architectural halcyon days of the 1960s is a poor candidate for historical preservation. True, the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre has served yeomanís duty to the people of the Battlefords for five decades, but its time has come to an evolutionary conclusion.

Sheldon Gattinger

North Battleford



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