Opinion

Turning away tourists will have repercussions

To the editor:

I want to congratulate Mayor Sharon Shepherd and city council on there infinite wisdom to shut down Wakefest.

It furthers my resolve that Kelowna is a tourist town that hates tourists.

The police talk about the arrests. Well, I know at least 20 per cent of the people that were arrested, and they were all local.

Maybe before we cut out things that attract people to what we call a beautiful city, we should educate locals on what these things mean to our economy.

First it was the Thunderfest. Now Wakefest. Be careful dragon boaters you could be next.

Oh yeah, and I believe there was almost a bigger riot on July 1 because there were no fireworks.

Kelowna we will be a dead city before we even start.

Brad Simpson,

Kelowna

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