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AQUARENA GETS MUCH FUNDING TO REOPEN

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To help alleviate the financial shortfall as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government and Memorial University have partnered to contribute $600,000 to The Works, to assist with re-opening of the Aquarena pool.

There is a provincial government  investment of $400,000 with Memorial University contributing $200,000 towards the project. 

This funding will allow The Works to safely re-open the Aquarena pool to lessons and community and recreational swims by mid-October. The Works manages the Field House, Aquarena, and recreation facilities on the St. John’s campus of Memorial University.

The Aquarena is the only 50-metre pool in the province, and is only one of three competitive pools in Atlantic Canada. In addition, the pool is the main training facility of the St. John’s Legends, Edge Diving Club and Sea Stars Artistic Swimming Club.

Provincial funding is being allocated through the COVID-19 contingency fund, complementing other emergency supports announced by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada.

“The St. John’s Legends are thrilled with the news that the Aquarena is set to re-open its doors. While the Legends rely heavily on the Aquarena as the home for competitive swimming in the province, we also recognize that the Aquarena is a critical piece of recreation infrastructure that supports the physical and mental health of thousands of patrons across the Northeast Avalon Region according to Connie Duffett Vice-President, St. John’s Legends

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