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One last splash: Burnaby saying goodbye to C.G. Brown Memorial Pool

The pool will be permanently closed as of Oct. 31.
After 60 years of service, Burnaby's C.G. Brown Memorial Pool will be closing in October.

After six decades in service, C.G. Brown Memorial Pool is being permanently closed next month. 

The City of Burnaby says the pool was built in the early 1960s and it has now reached the "end of its useful life" and "no longer satisfies community needs and expectations." 

The last day of operations is scheduled for Oct. 31. 

C.G. Brown Memorial Pool will be replaced with the Burnaby Lake Aquatic and Arena facility, the city said in a release. 

The new facility will include an accessible, no barrier 50-metre Olympic sized pool with recreational diving facilities and features to support a range of programs. 

There will also be a 25-metre pool, leisure pool and family-sized hot pool.

"The new facility will be built on the existing site to meet the community’s future needs, and will be integrated with the existing Bill Copeland Sports Centre to form part of the overall campus of sports facilities and fields within the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex area," the city added. 

"All facilities will continue to provide a high-quality visitor experience for years to come."

Those wanting to take one final dip in the beloved pool will have one last chance on Oct. 23 from noon to 3:30 p.m. with a loonie swim.

The community is invited to join the city for celebrations and activities to say farewell to the pool, and no advance registration is required. 

For more information, you can visit the City of Burnaby's website.