Midale receives large donation for swimming pool

Kingston Midstream presented a donation of $15,500 to the Midale Swimming Pool on Tuesday.

The check was presented to Midale Mayor Alan Hauglum by Kingston Midstream employees Perry Walliser, Superintendent of West Operations, and Gregg Prawdzik, Field Operator.

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The age of the pool had led to some structural and pump issues and the condition of the deck created a tripping hazards. The paddling pool also required major renovations. They were also in dire need of a new boiler, and refurbishment to the guard shack, boiler room and change rooms.

Over the last couple of years, the town of Midale has raised $75,900 through donations, canteen and clothing sales, and fundraisers including such things as a raffle, Chase the Ace, steak nights and Pie auctions.

They have repaired and repainted the pool and paddling pool, resurfaced the deck with rubber paving and received the funds to purchase a new boiler. By way of the Richardson Foundation, Kingston Midstream’s donation of $15,500 will help the pool purchase a new cover for the swimming pool, refurbish and insulate the change rooms and guard shack, and safeguard our boiler room.

“It is important that we are giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Becky Cassidy, External Relations Advisory for Kingston Midstream. “The rural communities work very hard at fundraising for activities that keep their children busy, and sometimes a little help is all they need to get to their final goal. We are incredibly proud to donate to recreational facilities that create lasting memories for the citizens of these small towns.”