This fall marks 20 years since the opening of the YMCA of Brockville and Area’s D.B. Green Pool, which quickly became an aquatic centre for a broad range of community members. To mark the occasion, the YMCA of Brockville and Area created this video.
Sadly, Don Green, a Brockville philanthropist and YMCA member who was instrumental in the creation of the pool and for whom it is named, passed away just prior to the anniversary celebrations. Don’s son, Donald Jr., says his father gave to the project so that no child in the community would be endangered by not learning to swim. To learn more about Don Green and his many contributions to the Brockville community, read this tribute in the Brockville Recorder.