Infrastructure Canada Grant Awarded to New Aquatic Facility Project in Drayton Valley

August 25th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                

EDSON, AB: Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, Gerald Soroka is pleased to inform constituents that he attended a federal funding announcement to build a new Aquatic Facility in Drayton Valley. Minister of Infrastructure, the Honourable Catherine McKenna was virtually in attendance. Physically present were: His Worship Michael Doerksen, Mayor of the Town of Drayton Valley, Alberta Minister of Infrastructure Prasad Panda, Mark Smith, MLA for Drayton Valley–Devon and Reeve Bart Guyon of Brazeau County. Member of Parliament Gerald Soroka thanks all representatives that were in attendance for this announcement.

Just over $7.5 million in federal funding will be used to build a new Net-Zero Aquatic Facility, including an eight-lane pool, 25-metre lap pool, leisure pool, and lazy river. It will also have a steam room, hot tub, multi-purpose room, and change rooms. In addition to providing residents with a new hub for fun and fitness, the facility will be heated with waste heat recovered from a nearby hockey arena, giving it a net-zero energy balance. This use of renewable energy will cause no harmful emissions while also significantly reducing long-term operating costs.