The City has Released a Tender for the Construction of a New Pool
The requests for proposals package was posted to MERX on April 20th, 2023, and we anticipate that the tender will close in about 6 weeks. Once the tender closes, the City and our architectural consultants will begin reviewing the proposals received to recommend the selection of a company to perform the construction of the pool. This review will identify the final cost of the construction for City Council.
The information will be presented to City Council for review at the Committee of the Whole once the analysis by staff and consultants is completed.
We are very excited to continue to move this project forward, and we will continue to share information on the project with the community as things evolve.
Community Pool Update: Renderings, Floor Plans, Fundraising Targets
On October 27, 2021, Swim North and the City of Thompson hosted a small meeting of community leaders to present our first renderings and official floorplan of a new pool facility in Thompson!
The committee and the City aim to host in-person public presentations in November and December to give people an opportunity to ask questions, float ideas, and more, pending the COVID-19 situation this winter.
Closure and Progress: A Year in Review
It's been a year to the day that Mayor and Council declared an emergency closure of the Norplex Pool due to serious safety issues. Since then, work has progressed steadily. There are still many challenges ahead, but the Community Pool Committee remains committed to seeing that Thompson has an aquatic facility for the future.
You can download the update at the link below.
KGS Group Feasibility Study
Over the summer, KGS Group undertook an engineering and feasibility to weigh the costs and benefits of refurbishing the existing Norplex Pool structure, or building a new one. The document also includes the mold and asbestos report prepared by Golder. KGS will still be making minor corrections in consistency to the report, and the updated version will be posted once it's available. The study is now available at the link below.
Please note the file was slightly too large to upload to our servers, and users will download the file through Dropbox, rather than directly from the City of Thompson's website. You will be taken to a new page once you click the link. To download the report, click the downward-facing arrow in the upper-right-hand corner of the webage, beside the blue "sign in" button.
Inaugural Meeting: Pool Planning Committee
The planning committee that will carry forward the pool project had it's first meeting on June 4, 2019 at 7:00pm in the TRCC Multipurpose Room. The core committee was assembled based on individuals who had expressed interest in participating in the planning process when the call for volunteers was first issued.
Committee Chair Kathy Valentino presented the presentation included below that outlines the structure of the pool committee and it's subcommittees, progress so far, and projected timelines for the project:
Pool Planning Survey
Let us know what sort of facilities you would like to see in an updated pool facility in Thompson by filling out our survey! Hard copies are also available at the TRCC Front Desk.
Public Hearing - Norplex Pool: March 7, 2019
Mayor & Council, along with members of administration, hosted a public meeting on March 7, 7:00pm in the Letkemann Theatre to present to present the facts behind the decision to close the Norplex Pool, as well as answer resident’s questions about the closure and the path moving forward. Below you can find the PowerPoint slides that were presented to the public, along with the original poster promoting the public meeting.
Refunds - Passes, Punch Cards, and Lockers
Residents who had registered for the upcoming session of swimming lessons will receive a full refund. Monthly pass holders and locker renters will be refunded on a pro-rated basis. Both will be refunded within 30 days of the original pool closure.
Residents who purchased punch cards can return them to the TRCC Front Desk. Refunds will be pro-rated and processed within 30 days. Please do *not* bring them to the Norplex Pool.
Residents who have belongings in pool lockers can contact the Norplex Pool Front Desk at 204-677-7963 to make arrangements to retrieve them.
Norplex Pool Closure
The Norplex Pool has been closed.
More information about the decision to close the Norplex Pool can be found here: