Sign reflects misguided thinking

To waste the Hockeyville reward on a sign is criminal.

To the editor:

As a supportive grand parent of a young hockey player, I want to make my comments heard.

Hockey is very important to hundreds of young boys and girls in this area, so after all of our efforts to bring Hockeyville here to Westbank, to waste the reward on a sign is criminal, to say the least. Many members of our family who live here and in many other cities across Canada sat for many hours voting to bring Hockeyville to Westbank. I myself voted over 2,000 times. I know that I speak for many regarding this misguided idea of spending the Hockeyville award of $25,000 on a sign, it is totally wrong.

Do we really think that all of the young hockey players would appreciate this? The Kraft Hockeyville program is about supporting minor hockey and awarding funds so that improvements could be make to their arenas or to supply hockey equipment to those players who find it financially difficult to buy their own but just love to play hockey.

To the Hockeyville committee and our West Kelowna municipal council, please sit back and re-think this plan. Direct the funds to where they will do the most good, that is supporting the hockey players and not some sign company that only wants to make money erecting billboards and collecting the monthly funds from the advertisers.

Diane Balonyk,

West Kelowna

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