Print, Photographic

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Nom de l'objet : Print, Photographic
Médium : photographic paper
Numéro d'accession : BR2012.4.1.9
Date de début de production : 1953
Date de fin de production : 1954
Description : A black and white photograph of the completed foundation of the Lions Memorial Swimming pool. There is no water yet. The surrounding area is unfinished and there are piles of soil around the pool. In the background there are apartment buildings and a car garage on the left side.
Fonctions : The Lions Club was formed on April 22, 1937 by B. L. Cope. The organization contributed to various organizations through fundraising. The first directors of the club were Col. T. L. Kennedy, Dr. George Watson, and Rev. K. Berkley. A Lions Hall was constructed at 20 Rosewood Avenue in 1952, followed by a $85,000 fundraising campaign to build a swimming pool. The swimming pool project was headed by chairman Lion Mansel Ketchen. The groundbreaking ceremony took place Saturday, May 2, 1953 and was carried out by MP Gordon Graydon and Miss Canada 1953, Marilyn Riddick of Agincourt. Ms. Riddick was chaperoned by Helen Tucker of Port Credit. Port Credit Reeve, J. D. Saddington, announced the event as "an auspicious occasion for the village". The Lions Memorial Swimming Pool opened June 5, 1954. The pool was dedicated to the dead soldiers of WWII. Col. T. L. Kennedy cut the ribbon. The total cost for the pool was $125,000. Source: "Port Credit: Past to Present" by Kathleen Hicks (pgs: 210 to 212). In 2011, the pool re-opened as the Lions Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool after $24 million in renovations to six city pools. Source:
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