The city is letting inner city facilities close one by one
Playing basketball and spending hours at the local leisure centre was an important part of my childhood. The time I spent doing physical activity, which we all know can be challenging to do year round in Calgary, helped shape who I am today. Unfortunately, for Ward 8 communities,- we’ve watched our aging inner city recreation facilities like the Eau Claire YMCA, the Beltline Aquatic and Fitness Centre and the Inglewood Aquatic Centre close down. At the same time, the city made nearly half a billion dollars of publicly-funded investment in new world-class facilities in brand-new communities on the far edges of the city. If we want Ward 8 neighbourhoods to continue to be a great place for families, the city needs to reinvest in inner-city amenities.