Both sides

Resident sees the need for culture and sports and support for volunteers

This is in response to Mike Sturdy’s letter “Let’s support the arts for a change” in The Morning Star.

I lived in Europe for 26 years. I often visited art galleries and museums in Bratislava, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam, London and wherever my travels took me throughout the world. I appreciate art and so does my family and I’ll support a new art gallery and museum in Vernon when the time comes to vote for it.

I’d like to point out that you are wrong in your letter about North Valley Gymnastics Society (NVGS).

They do not want to put the taxpayers of Vernon on the hook for a new indoor facility.

You should have got all of the facts straight by contacting the board of NVGS before writing a letter like that.

Yes, you are correct “the business community would do the job for a profit” but this would lead to higher fees and less children being able to part take in gymnastics and other sport activities.

The goal is to keep the future generations active and healthy, especially nowadays when they are exposed to so much screen time, less human interaction, etc.

Not-for-profit sports organizations in general are keeping fees as low as possible by having a volunteer board. Parents, grandparents and sports enthusiasts put in countless volunteer hours to have variety of sport opportunities in Vernon. Kudos to them all.

To answer your question, “Which side are you on,” I am on both sides.

I support taxpayers and athletes and I also support people who volunteer and make Vernon an even better place to live.

Alzbeta Yacovelli



Just Posted

Vernon Women’s Transition House responds to RCMP interrogation video of sexual assault victim

“When we saw the interview, we were heartbroken, frustrated, and furious because this was such an egregious handling of a really traumatic situation for a teenager.”

UPDATE: RCMP continue to investigate fatal crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

WildsafeBC comes to the Okanagan to reduce wildlife conflict

Bear activity on the Westside has been an issue in the past few weeks

Pesticide use in Vernon park prompts warning

Civilian goes out of his way to post caution signs

Familiar advocate now executive director at Vernon’s Upper Room Mission

Nicole Makohoniuk has been named to the position, bringing with her a wealth of experience

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Okanagan city to give out fines for sitting on sidewalk

Residents of Penticton will soon be fined for sitting or laying on sidewalks

Cost jumps 35% for Trans-Canada Highway widening in B.C.

Revelstoke-area stretch first awarded under new union deal

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

Nearly 5,000 people have cleared out of High Level and nearby First Nation

BC Wildfire Service to send 267 firefighters to Alberta

Sufficient personnel, resources remain in B.C. to respond to any fire activity

Car crashes into semi-truck in West Kelowna

Highway 97 heading northbound by Boucherie Rd. closed

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

Most Read