Friday, April 27, 2007

Lorraine Evans: Keep Gym, Auditorium

The following letter appeared in The Herald, 26 April, 2007:

The people of Penticton do not own the schools or the land on which they sit according to Penticton’s city council! The school trustees can dispose of these properties in any way they see fit. We can only lobby to retain the Penticton Secondary School auditorium and gymnasium facilities.

On another matter, $73 million and counting for the event centre (SOEC) One group is lobbying for stand alone cultural facility with a prior tag of $37. We are a population of 33,000 including children. You do the math.

Would it not be better to upgrade the auditorium at a much lower cost and retain the basketball court as it now stands? Surely we do not want to mortgage our future, our children’s future and our grandchildren’s future?

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