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Letter: Voice of the people

The late Sharon Amos along with many volunteers successfully challenged the direction of council

Voice of the people

The article recently published relating to Okanagan Lake Park and the Protect our Parks movement (Penticton Western News, Fight to save city parks nothing new, June 21) takes me back in time.

I was disappointed that no reference was made to the parent committee of concerned citizens that had to challenge the will of the mayor of the day in order to preserve the park for the citizens of Penticton.

The late Sharon Amos along with many volunteers successfully challenged the direction the council of the day was heading with park development. These folks should not be forgotten as they created the genesis for future parkland movements. Sharon was the face of the community group and fought valiantly for the voice of the people. While the current concerned citizens should also be recognized, please do not forget those that paved the way.

Beth Campbell

Former mayor of Penticton

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