Community-pride documentary on Waimea pool to be shown

Members of Ho‘ola Mokupuni O Kaua‘i present continuous showings of their short documentary, “Waimea War Memorial Swimming Pool,” Friday and Saturday at the West Kauai Technology & Visitors Center in Waimea, a late entry in the Waimea Town Celebration.

Continuous showtimes are every 15 minutes from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The film includes rare footage of the actual people involved in the creation of the second of three swimming pools built on the Westside by members of the communities, West Kaua‘i leaders said in a press release.

The Waimea War Memorial Swimming Pool was dedicated in 1956, and is the only community-built pool still in use.

The 1948 Seikichi Ganeko Memorial Swimming Pool at Mana was torn down in late 80s, and the 1957 Lindsay A. Fayé Pool at Kekaha in the late 90s.

The film will be shown in the center conference room. The showings are free and open to the public.


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