Edmonton’s Oliver outdoor pool welcomes pooches for last splash of the season

Amber Hunt / The Canadian Press

The City of Edmonton’s Oliver Outdoor Pool is closed for the season to regular swimmers, but four-legged ones will get one last swim.

The Edmonton Humane Society is holding its annual Dog Dive Saturday afternoon, which gives the public a chance bring their pooches to a city pool for a swim. Owners are also encouraged to swim alongside their dogs.

“Every year, it’s a huge hit,” EHS event planner Sarah Batchelor said. “We have people asking us about it months in advance, just to make sure they don’t miss out on the fun!”

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Kids over the age of 12 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. EHS asked for a limit of two dogs per adult handler.

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The event runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 per person, $5 per dog, with all proceeds going directly back to the shelter.

Last year, the Dog Dive raised over $6000 for the Edmonton Humane Society. It was the most successful Dog Dive to date.

The Oliver Pool is located at 10315 119 St NW, just west of downtown.