Letters: ‘Country Fest will survive’

We are obviously disappointed, but the fair will still continue to show success with or without a land swap.

Editor, The News:

Re: Albion flats land swap falls through (The News, Jan. 7).

Although we have put many hours into assisting the city with this proposal, we knew that it wasn’t a reality until all the I’s were dotted.

We are obviously disappointed, but the fair will still continue to show success with or without a land swap.

Building improvements at the fairgrounds have understandably been halted over the past few years because of the possible land swap and so I am confident that now upgrades and room for our growth will be addressed.

Parks and leisure services are as proud of the fairgrounds as we are and so I am also confident that they will make sure that our provincially awarded fair has a jewel of a site to showcase agriculture and rural living.

We have shown substantial growth over the past eight years and we are currently hailed as the largest 4-H fair in the province.

We were hoping for a facility to handle our growth as we have literally outgrown the buildings that we currently use.

But if we have to extend livestock housing into tents, then that is what we will do.

Lorraine Bates,

manager

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Agricultural Association

 

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