Lorne and I served on the Creston and District Community Complex (CDCC) “Design Team” for the new indoor Aquatic Center in 2007 and 2008. We were a team of 6 appointed by the RDCK Directors of the day. The other team members included Candace Foy, Karen Douville, Alex Nilsson and Richard Allan. Our first meeting was July 2007 and we subsequently visited several other facilities during the year being: Cranbrook, Kimberley, Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Spokane Valley and Coeur d’Alene. During our 24 plus meetings, our team worked with RDCK staff, design experts and technical experts while building a strong relationship and understanding of our task. On June 26, 2010 our volunteer efforts became reality with the opening of the CDCC indoor Aquatic and Fitness Center (completed in February 2011). This was a “crowning jewel” that I am very proud to have been a part of to this very day!