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Paddling Film Festival raises more than $22,000 for Parry Sound pool project

White Squall’s annual International Paddling Film Festival and silent auction fundraiser was a huge success.

According to organizer Tim Dyer, the March 23 festival at the Stockey Centre unexpectedly sold out.

The fundraiser generated over $22,000 in support of the West Parry Sound Recreation and Cultural Centre project.

Dyer chose the pool project in order to try and stir up more community support for the development.

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“We wanted to throw our support behind it and to encourage everyone in the community to get behind supporting the pool,” said Dyer.

The West Parry Sound Recreation and Cultural Centre Board conditionally awarded the early works tender package to Parry Sound-based Wayne Hall Construction on March 13.

According to project manager Andy Gordon, shovels could be in the ground at 44 Joseph St. as early as mid-May.

A portion of the proceeds from Hockey Day in Parry Sound, slated for March 30, will also go towards the pool project.

More information can be found at wpspoolandrec.ca.

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