Windsor Administration Recommends Against Selling Alcohol At Downtown Aquatic Centre

Windsor administration is recommending moving forward with a new concession operator at the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre but to not serve alcohol.

Back in September, council approved a motion to issue a Request for Proposals for concession services at the facility including the sale of alcohol.

But Manager of the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre and Adventure Bay Aquatic Services  Jen Knights says the RFP process was issued and given the risks associated with alcohol, the recommendation is not to serve booze.

The report indicates "the rationale behind the recommendation to exclude alcohol sales includes an analysis of the revenue proposal versus the logistics and additional risk involved in the provision of alcohol. Increasing attendance and revenue at the water park via daily admission, membership growth and expanding programming is a key focus for the facility for the next several years."

Knights says some recent changes in pricing and memberships options have resulted in more visitors to Adventure Bay. 

"We have seen really good growth in our numbers since the beginning of the year," says Knights. "Family day weekend, we had our highest numbers since the waterpark opened."

The recommendation is to move forward with CGC Concessions Group Canada to provide the service without alcohol.

Windsor City Council will debate the issue at Monday's council meeting on April 10th.