Big price tag for aquatic centre upgrades

Over $400,000 will be spent to upgrade the Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre.
Image Credit: District of West Kelowna

West Kelowna city council is going to spend almost half-a-million dollars on upgrades to the Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre.

The district will be building a new front entrance, making landscaping improvements and doing seismic upgrades. The landscaping improvements include a new patio and trellis.

The price tag for the renovation is $414,444. The money is coming from the district’s capital reserves.

Construction will start soon and should be finished in October.

The aquatic centre turns 25 years old this fall. A celebration will be held soon after the upgrades are finished.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call 250-718-0428.

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