Community Benefits

Centennial Pool Operations

Provincial gaming revenue supports annual operational costs of Centennial Pool

Lifeguard at Centennial Pool

A team of dedicated lifeguards at Centennial Pool in Campbell River is working hard to keep its young swimmers safe in more ways than one.

Every week, lifeguards at the downtown outdoor pool host themed swims, designed to encourage at-risk youth to participate in positive activities, get some exercise and build relationships with role models.

“These activities help youth at-risk and give them something to do,” said lifeguard Dayna Stevenson. “We see the same kids coming back and playing – it gives them something to do in the summer that they wouldn’t be able to do elsewhere, and it allows them to build positive relationships with one another and the lifeguards.

Centennial Pool’s annual operation costs are supported by a portion of provincial gaming revenue that the City of Campbell River receives for hosting Chances Campbell River.