The Village of Salisbury is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to operate the Salisbury Lions Club Pool in 2022.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Monday, April 18 by Mayor Rob Campbell and Lions Club president Darrel Coates. While the physical structure will remain owned by the Lions Club and the pool name will not change, under the MOU all operations and maintenance with regards to the pool, including recruiting and managing all Summer student employees, will be managed by the Village of Salisbury through its Director of Regional Recreation and Wellness, Jarrett Crossman.

Lifeguard job opportunities are posted at this link HERE. Visit the Salisbury & Petitcodiac Recreation Facebook page for upcoming details on programs and registration.

This pool operation agreement follows months of negotiations between the Salisbury Lions Club and the Village of Salisbury, led by Councillors Stephanie Thorne and Nathan O’Blenis.

The Salisbury Lions Club Pool was built by volunteers in 1960 and has undergone a number of upgrades over the years, including an expansion in the 1980s. “The members of the Salisbury Lions Club are excited to enter into this new chapter of the Lions Pool with the Village of Salisbury,” said Lions Club president Darrel Coates on Monday.

The Council of the Village of Salisbury expresses its sincere appreciation to the Salisbury Lions Club for their longstanding commitment, dedication and generosity to the community, and is proud to take on the Lions Pool and build on its enduring legacy.

(In photos: Village of Salisbury Mayor Rob Campbell and Councillor Stephanie Thorne; and Salisbury Lions Club President Darrel Coates, Secretary Elsie Rolls and Treasurer Ralph Bos.)