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Letter: Penticton Lawn Bowling Club

I strongly suggest that the mayor meet with the executive of Penticton Lawn Bowling Club

Penticton Lawn Bowling Club

In the local newspapers, Anne Scott has pleaded for the city mayor to intercede and help the Penticton Lawn Bowling Club to continue providing services for its members.

In a functionally administered community this plea should not be necessary. Any city administration worth its salt would have dealt with this as soon as it was decided to evict the club.

Established in 1927, the lawn bowling club has a history second to very few other organisations. It is exceptionally well situated downtown for both locals and tourists alike and is a very salubrious setting. Council has targeted the lawn bowling club site for affordable low cost housing, even though there are many other available sites in town. The vacant lot on Ellis Street and Nanaimo Avenue is available and would be perfect for affordable social housing.

Procrastination, obfuscation and backroom dealing are the hallmarks of this council in how they do business. The demise of the Lawn Bowling Club is an opportunity for council to be transparent and pro-active in dealing with the situation. Perhaps some members of the council can use a positive reaction in their platform when they seek re-election.

I strongly suggest that the mayor meet with the executive of Penticton Lawn Bowling Club. They can either leave the lawn bowling club in its current situation or find another site. If another site is the option then it should be selected tomorrow.

Mayor Jakubeit should consult with his grounds staff and he will find it takes years to establish a groomed and functional lawn bowling green. Lawn bowling greens do not grow overnight.

Jim Calvert


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