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South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Advisory Committee


The Committee's mandate is to act in an advisory and leadership role to facilitate the process to develop a South Okanagan Aquatic Centre feasibility study on behalf of the Service Area Participants. The Service Area Participants have not delegated any expenditure or decision-making authority to the Committee. The Committee is to serve in an advisory capacity and lead the process to complete a feasibility study. The Committee's mandate is to:

  • Provide advice on the development of an Aquatic Centre Feasibility Study Report (Report) on a regional indoor pool facility including:
    • finalization and acceptance of a communication plan for all stakeholders;
    • finalization and acceptance of the Terms of Reference for the advisory committee;
    • review, input and acceptance of the various stages of the report including:
      • input into the needs of the community related to pool design and function;
      • input into the development of a long list of options for consideration;
      • input into the development of triple bottom line evaluation criteria;
      • input into the determination of viable preferred options including location;
      • review and finalization of interim technical and advisory memos for submission to the Service Area Participants;
      • input into the finalization of the report; and
      • assistance with presentation of the final report individually to the Service Area Participants.
  • Assist in the public engagement process, including the attendance at public events to gauge community acceptance of the preferred options and gather feedback;
  • Communicate any issues to the selected consultant that have been brought to the attention of Committee members by the public at large.


The Committee will consist of up to twelve (12) voting members as follows:

  • Nine (9) voting members:
    • two (2) members of Osoyoos Town Council;
    • one (1) member of the public appointed by Osoyoos Town Council;
    • two (2) members of Oliver Town Council;
    • one (1) member of the public appointed by Oliver Town Council;
    • two (2) members of Osoyoos Indian Band Council; and
    • one (1) member of the public appointed by the Osoyoos Indian Band Council.
  • The Mayors of Osoyoos and Oliver and the Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band are ex-officio, voting, members but are not included for the purpose of determining quorum.

Quorum for Committee meetings is seven (7).

The Committee will be assisted by:

  • A non-voting staff member or other representative representing each of the Service Area Participants. The staff members shall from amongst themselves select a committee secretariat or may decide to alternate responsibility for administrative support for the Committee.

A Committee member's term will expire when the final South Okanagan Aquatic Centre Feasibility Report is accepted by the Service Area Participants or after the next general local election has been held, whichever is sooner.

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While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400


Mission Statement
To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current
and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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