There is no doubt the sports facility proposed for the Okanagan College campus would indeed be a benefit to our community.
However, the proposed location is obviously inconsistent with the property’s historical obligations and planned agricultural use in conjunction with the expansion of the college’s educational programs.
Surely, there is a more sensible interim use of the 10 acres pending confirmation of an appropriate curriculum relating to agricultural and forestry opportunities for students.
It is important to note that these educational opportunities are as critical to our community as any sports-related facility and promoting the loss of this irreplaceable land tract in particular, considering the site’s proximity to the college’s existing buildings, would be irresponsible.
I trust the members of this community will give the spring referendum due consideration and not support the sports facility proposal.