Almost 1000 show up to Skaha Park event

Around 1,000 Penticton residents stood side by side in Skaha Park to form a human chain around the park land on Sunday.

The Save Skaha Park group protested that they are about to lose the land to a waterslide project that they are calling “immensely unpopular.”┬áThe entire perimeter consisting of 1,700 ft. surrounding the leased area was marked with people standing shoulder to shoulder.

The group also tagged 25 mature trees with yellow ribbon to mark their loss.

The group said this was the fourth and by far best attended event that has been organized by registered society “Save Skaha Park”, in their fight against commercializing our public parkland and they believe it is a strong indication of the huge and continually mounting opposition to this unpopular project.