The South Okanagan Events Centre complex is becoming quite an entertainment centre.
Or, could it be our new CAO, Eric Sorensen that we should credit for brokering this deal that kept $1.6 million annual tax dollars in our pockets for the next 20 to 40 years.
Here are some more suggestions to increase the entertainment in that area.
How about putting the waterslides on Vernon Street? Ample parking will enable easy traffic flow for the masses and hordes of tourists that are expected to use it. Skaha Beach has limited parking and access through a quiet residential area is not suitable for the expected crowds.
We could probably find financiers eager to build a high-rise hotel at the SOEC once the waterslides are in to accommodate the expected influx of tourists. The hotels and motels should be overflowing. I expect the waterslides will bring hordes of eager families from all over the country to experience this wonderful unique tourist draw.
The city should arrange for Trio to combine showers with the waterslides into one operation, thereby saving hundreds of gallons of water each day and enabling council to raise water taxes even higher to ensure more water conservation.
We should turn the old Penticton and Wine Country Information Centre into a penny arcade. This would be ideal for a family oriented tourist industry such as ours. Just think we would have a built in babysitter for the tourist’s kiddies. If they weren’t slip sliding down the waterslide they could be spending their pennies in the arcades.
Oh, that’s right I forgot we don’t have pennies any longer; dimes, quarters and loonies then. We would just have to make sure we got our cut of the take. By the end of the day the kids would be tired out from endless slides and arcade gambling. This would give the parents time after the convention to gamble their nights away.
I am sure all of you out there have some other ideas on entertainment we could fit into this area.
After all, we don’t want them moving around and finding out about our best kept secret: Penticton a place to stay forever. Better to keep them busy and spending their money in one compact area.
Whatever happened to Super Natural British Columbia and Super Natural Skaha Park?