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Businesses supporting Scotia Pool’s fundraising campaign


BIBLE HILL – Many area businesses are showing support of Scotia Pool by advertising their company on the walls of the swimming pool.

The Bible Hill-based pool has diligently been fundraising to help sustain the facility. Most recently, $10,600 was raised pool supporters by selling two feet by three feet signs promoting local businesses. The signs were purchased by businesses for $200 a year and have been placed along the pool’s walls for facility users to see.

“We have 53 signs and more are coming,” said Carolyn Croft, a Scotia Pool Society board member who has also been swimming at the site for five years.

“We were very surprised (with the feedback). We are very thankful for the support. It shows people are interested in the

pool,” Croft said, adding swimming lessons are sold out and there are about 500 visits a week.

Brenda Geldart, who is secretary and treasurer on the pool’s board, helped erect the signs. She said the support sends a very positive message to the community and government officials who have a say in the future of the pool.

“We are still open and will continue to be here. We are a valuable asset to the community and we are determined to succeed,” Geldart said.

Space remains for more signs and businesses are encouraged to get involved in the fundraiser. They can call the pool at 902-893-6364.

In addition, other fundraisers have recently taken place. A 50/50 was held at Legends bingo in Millbrook in which more than $500 was collected.

More than $100 was additionally raised from a bottle exchange to purchase a barbecue for staff related events. The board also used $5,000 to purchase new stairs leading into the pool to increase access for those with challenges.

Also, the provincial government paid for new pool signage at the corner of Pictou Road and Dr. Bernie MacDonald Drive (formerly Innovation Drive) as well as new toilets and urinals.

 

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Upcoming Scotia Pool events:

-      Scotia Pool will have an information booth at the Truro Farmers’ Market on Nov. 8 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The market is on Young Street in Truro.

-      Free Zumba classes with a certified instructor will will be offered Oct. 1 from 7:15 to 8 p.m. and on Oct. 2 between 5 and 5:45 p.m. Call the pool at 902-893-6364 for more details.

 

 

The Bible Hill-based pool has diligently been fundraising to help sustain the facility. Most recently, $10,600 was raised pool supporters by selling two feet by three feet signs promoting local businesses. The signs were purchased by businesses for $200 a year and have been placed along the pool’s walls for facility users to see.

“We have 53 signs and more are coming,” said Carolyn Croft, a Scotia Pool Society board member who has also been swimming at the site for five years.

“We were very surprised (with the feedback). We are very thankful for the support. It shows people are interested in the

pool,” Croft said, adding swimming lessons are sold out and there are about 500 visits a week.

Brenda Geldart, who is secretary and treasurer on the pool’s board, helped erect the signs. She said the support sends a very positive message to the community and government officials who have a say in the future of the pool.

“We are still open and will continue to be here. We are a valuable asset to the community and we are determined to succeed,” Geldart said.

Space remains for more signs and businesses are encouraged to get involved in the fundraiser. They can call the pool at 902-893-6364.

In addition, other fundraisers have recently taken place. A 50/50 was held at Legends bingo in Millbrook in which more than $500 was collected.

More than $100 was additionally raised from a bottle exchange to purchase a barbecue for staff related events. The board also used $5,000 to purchase new stairs leading into the pool to increase access for those with challenges.

Also, the provincial government paid for new pool signage at the corner of Pictou Road and Dr. Bernie MacDonald Drive (formerly Innovation Drive) as well as new toilets and urinals.

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

 

Upcoming Scotia Pool events:

-      Scotia Pool will have an information booth at the Truro Farmers’ Market on Nov. 8 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The market is on Young Street in Truro.

-      Free Zumba classes with a certified instructor will will be offered Oct. 1 from 7:15 to 8 p.m. and on Oct. 2 between 5 and 5:45 p.m. Call the pool at 902-893-6364 for more details.

 

 

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