Jul 09, 2010

CUPE 608 members to host Town Hall meeting in Penticton

PENTICTON — CUPE 608 members, municipal workers in Penticton, are hosting a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, July 7 on the importance of public recreation services to the residents of Penticton.

“The Community Centre is a vital part of our community and we’ll be discussing how it will be operated in the future,” says CUPE 608 president Patti Finch. “We hope that Council has learned a lesson from the South Okanagan Events Centre and that their silence doesn’t mean they are thinking of handing over operation to a private company, which will end up costing Penticton residents more money over the long term and will negatively impact recreation programming.”

Mayor Ashton and members of Council have also received a general invitation to attend.

Local radio host Randy Farmer will emcee the event. Panelists include CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill, former Deputy Minister and CUPE researcher Blair Redlin, and community activist Tina Martin. There will be a question and answer period and comments from the floor. Everyone is welcome to attend this important community event.

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

WHERE: Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 2965 South Main Street

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