WHITEHORSE – The Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse will upgrade its ventilation systems with a federal investment of $4.5 million and an additional $2.475 million through the City of Whitehorse.
The pool section HVAC at the centre requires a significant upgrade to improve air quality, ventilation, and address the effects of the high humidity, an Infrastructure Canada release said. New insulation will also be installed to improve the building’s overall energy efficiency.
“Everyday, more than 10 per cent of residents utilize the Canada Games Centre to work out, participate in sports and activities, and take part in community events. This funding will improve ventilation in the pool space and improve the building’s overall efficiency, ensuring it remains open to residents for years to come,” Whitehorse Mayor Laura Cabott said in a statement.
The federal government is investing the $4.53 million through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.