Rally or town meeting being planned to fight rising Pepsi Centre fees

Cory Hurley
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The next step for a group of people concerned about prospects of increased costs to use the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook is a rally or town hall meeting.

Cara-Leigh Wyllie of the Corner Brook Minor Hockey Association and Corrina Murrin of the Silver Blades Figure Skating Club met with board members of Western Sports and Entertainment Thursday morning.

She said they made their presentation to the board on behalf of all the users they represented, and felt the members probably learned a few things they weren’t aware of.

“I think we opened a lot of eyes,” Wyllie said. “I think a lot of board members may have been misled to believe this is a wonderfully operated venue and everybody is happy there.”

The concern is the prospects of a 15 per cent increase in ice rental in September, and discussion of paid parking and implementing such fees as for using the walking track in the facility.

Wyllie said she does not agree with either additional cost.

Wyllie said the hope is to schedule a rally or town hall meeting within a week to 10 days.

Along with people in the community, she said members of council, candidates for the upcoming election, as well as representatives of the provincial government will attend.

The group also has an online petition, and is circulating paper copies.

She said hundreds of names are being collecting in support of the fight against rising fees.

Organizations: Pepsi Centre, Corner Brook Minor Hockey Association, Silver Blades Figure Skating Club

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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Recent comments

  • a business man
    August 09, 2013 - 17:46

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Those who use the facility should pay for it. The people who are complaining are effectively trying to get the non-users (taxpayers) to pay for them to use it. Thanks but not thanks, I would rather see the facility torn down.

  • saelcove
    August 09, 2013 - 09:46

    The few that use it want all to pay for it