Councils had vision then

Councils had vision then

Dear Editor:

I too, would like to add my name to the “no” side on the waterslide issue, but I want to make it clear I am all in favour of the marina and restaurant development and I am in favour of a waterslide, just not in the location!

I don’t know if I have missed something here, but has a floating water attraction such as the one at Okanagan Lake been considered? It could be located at Sudbury Beach where it would be highly visible to traffic coming into town from the south and rafters exiting the channel.

At the end of the summer it would be taken down and disappear. As a grandparent and life-long resident of Penticton, I remember Skaha Lake Drive and all the houses that bordered it facing Skaha Lake.  Previous councils envisioned turning this into a park to be enjoyed by everyone for generations to come.

Over the past 50 years I have watched this come to fruition. I applaud those previous councils and leadership shown by those mayors.

I would love to take my granddaughters to a water slide park but not at the expense of Skaha Lake Park.

Please mayor and council revisit this issue and look for an alternate location on private land. There is a vacant lot at the end of the channel parkway that is on Penticton Indian Band land and and owned by one of the families, has anyone approached one of them? It would have great exposure!

I hope common sense guides  Council’s decision and they at least allow the citizens of Penticton (who elected them) decide the future of the park through a referendum. I’d gladly donate a dollar towards the referendum to help defer the cost. Anyone else?

Bruce Millington

Penticton