Skaha Park success story

Dear Editor:

Hopefully the mayor, councillors and City staff visited the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival over the weekend.

What an incredible gathering it was! With 82 crews competing in the regatta I was amazed at how much space was needed in the extra portion of Skaha Lake Park. There were at lest 100 tents of varying sizes set up for the crews, supporters, medical people and ancillary services.

I noticed a very large tent set up by the First Nations for their team. On the west side of the tents were the number of food concessions to feed the mass of people.

Everything there sugested energy, determination, enjoyment and fun. Even the ball hockey park was occupied by revellers, dancers and supporters of the event. The children’s splash area was as busy as ever. The entire park is needed for such occasions.

The City must get back to the original lease of the building, moorage and storage domains.

The original purpose of the councillors 60 years ago was for park space that would accommodate the population growth of the future generations.

Why has the present council gotten so far off base?

Vince Rabbitte

Penticton