Vernon Kokanee head coach Tyson Wellock reaches over from the pool deck to discuss strategy with swimmer Liam Williamson. (Lisa VanderVelde.Morning Star)

Vernon Kokanee head coach Tyson Wellock reaches over from the pool deck to discuss strategy with swimmer Liam Williamson. (Lisa VanderVelde.Morning Star)

Letter: New rec centre better option

However, I am voting "no" to a new $25 million art gallery.

I LOVE ART. It’s all over my house. I would have more but I have no space left on the walls.

However, I am voting “no” to a new $25 million art gallery.

I believe a greater volume of people would use a new rec centre with a new pool, hot tub, gymnasium, weight room, running track, etc. I can guarantee you it would appeal to a far greater demographic. Also, user pay and memberships would generate a lot more income than an art gallery. Seniors, teens, families, would benefit. It would be a safe place to get exercise all year round and there would also be more employment opportunities.

C. McKenzie

Vernon Morning Star