On June 17, 1967 a sparkling pool opened in Elm Park in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. At the time, a network of community pools was flourishing in the West Island. Families turned up in droves to spend the long summer days poolside. The children learned how to swim and then entered the weekly competitions, be it in swimming, water polo, synchro or diving. On June 17, 2017 Elm Park Pool celebrates its golden anniversary with a day of activities for the whole family. “There’s nothing like a community pool,” pool president Les Raschkowan said. “It’s a great gathering place. You make friends. You learn about who else lives in your neighbourhood.” Raschkowan’s four children grew up spending summers at the pool. He grew up in Côte-St-Luc which, in … Next »
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