Woman charged for uttering theats that led to Calgary nude swim cancellation
CPS said they received a report of a threat to the Southland Leisure Centre on Jan. 8
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Police have charged a Ponoka woman with uttering threats that led to a planned nude swim at a Calgary pool being cancelled earlier this year.
As Metro previously reported, the family-friendly swim event organized by Calgary Nude Recreation was cancelled by the city's recreation department in January due to undisclosed security concerns.
The group had booked the Southland Leisure Centre for a private, after-hours event.
On Wednesday, police announced they charged 26-year-old Arie Christine Guthrie on Feb. 27 with one count of uttering threats in relation to the event.
A news release said police received a report of a threat to the Southland Leisure Centre on Jan. 8, but did not provide any details of the nature of the threat.
The swim was rebooked at a new, undisclosed location and went ahead as planned on Feb. 11, despite a peition calling for it to be an 18+ only event – which garnered more than 24,000 signatures.
Calgary Nude Recreation later announced new security measures for future events, including a membership requirement, to ensure the safety of attendees.
Police said Guthrie will next appear in court on Friday, April 6.