More discussion needed re: Parksville’s community centre

More discussion needed on community centre

Re: ‘Fate of PCC up in the air’ (PQB News, Feb. 28)

The article has provoked an angry response from many of your readers who are writing in to express their surprise and anger to learn of the first important resolution of the newly elected Parksville council.

Council’s justification for its resolution is “to terminate subsidizing the cost of its current PCC management contract“ but fails to consider the reason for a civic centre is to provide its citizens with a central location with first-class facilities for community meetings and for cultural activities that attract tourism dollars and generates job opportunities throughout the city economy!

In this connection it’s noteworthy that the new “2019-2020 Action Pages Local Resources Guide “for Parksville and Qualicum Beach” lists “Parksville Community & Conferences Centre” under “Convention Services & Facilities”.

Let’s get our city council to invite public discussion to envision our community centre as a cultural environment with citizen participation.

Phil Gates

Parksville

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