Cameron Grant

Vernon Arena Advocacy Group makes pitch for positive referendum result

Group and representatives from 10 businesses and arena user groups hold press conference Monday to explain why they favour a yes vote

A group pushing for a yes vote in Saturday’s referendum to borrow $13 million to put in a twin ice sheet at Kal Tire Place said a positive outcome makes financial sense.

Cameron Grant, spokesperson for the Arena Advocacy Group, told a gathering of about 30 supporters and media Monday at Kal Tire Place that twinning Kal Tire Place as a replacement for the aging Vernon Civic Arena will benefit everybody.

“There will be spinoffs that benefit the businesses in town and will contribute to our economy,” said Grant. “The arena will benefit so much more than just minor hockey players. It will benefit all user groups of all rink sports of all ages and all genders.

“Most of all, it will benefit every taxpayer.”

Grant said if the vote is successful, taxpayers would be looking at an extra $3 per month on their taxes.

“That’s the cost of one cup of coffee,” he said.

Representatives from 10 other user groups and local businesses also spoke Monday in support of a yes vote.

The referendeum goes Saturday.

See Wednesday’s Morning Star for more details on Monday’s news conference.

 

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