Outrage expressed over denial of Little Current Yacht Club

Activities bring sailors and their families to the community to spend dollars

To the Expositor:

Re: ‘Yacht Club on its own for North Channel race dockage’ (Northeast Town Council Notes, May 27, Page 8).

I read in amazement the defeat of the motion to donate dockage and the use of the pavilion to the North Channel Regatta participants. The Little Current Yacht Club (LCYC) has always worked diligently to bring events to Little Current and the Island in general such as the MacMan race in the past and the club races through the summer and early fall. Let us not forget the LCYC’s work to revive the Learn to Sail Program. If I recall correctly, the pavilion was constructed using funds raised in part from the MacMan Race as well as time donated from LCYC members.

These activities bring sailors and their families to the community and serve to showcase the beautiful downtown dock facilities in Little Current. I’m sure the participants also support local businesses during their stay at the Marina. Probably with purchases that far exceed the $1,575 in dock rentals plus the $50 rental for the pavilion. It seems to be a win-win situation for the community as a whole. Surely the donation of dockage and the use of the pavilion to the participants would be a benefit to all parties. Let’s keep people coming back to these events ensuring the future of the events as well as the future of the LCYC.

Deborah Brady

Little Current