FAQs - Aquatic Strategy


  1. What is the purpose of the project?

    The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the City of Courtenay are taking a collaborative approach as both organizations own and operate aquatic facilities and provide aquatic programs and services to the community.

    The CVRD operates the CV Sports Centre and CV Aquatic Centre indoor pools.

    The City of Courtenay operates the Courtenay and District Memorial Outdoor Pool.

    The CVRD and the City have recently completed independent Facility Condition Assessments for their respective aquatic facilities, which concluded that both the CV Sports Centre Pool and the Courtenay and District Memorial Pool are nearing the end of their expected lifespans.

    The Aquatics Strategy will ensure long-term facility plans align with community expectations for aquatic services.

  2. What will be the outcome of this project?

    The Aquatic  Strategy focuses on determining the present and future needs for aquatic facilities and services in the Comox Valley. The Strategy will offer recommendations about pools, including potential enhancements or additions. Those decisions will be ultimately made by City Council and the Comox Valley Recreation Commission (CVRD). This Strategy will describe the future of both indoor and outdoor aquatic services in the Comox Valley for the next 25 years.

  3. What research is being done to develop the Strategy?

    • Review of municipal and regional planning documents Including Official Community Plans (OCPs), master plans, and facility assessment reports
    • Evaluating our services by comparing with our jurisdictions
    • Trends and leading practices research
    • Utilization of existing facilities
    • Community engagement
  4. What other engagement is being done?

    Community groups that use the aquatic facilities in the Comox Valley, various community stakeholders, were contacted to provide their input through a group survey and discussion sessions/meetings. 

    K’ómoks First Nation were invited to participate in information sharing and conversation. Consultation will adhere to OCAP principles: "Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession" - the four pillars of information governance as outlined by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC).

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