Letters: Club pitch can be used by public

Horseshoe pitch in John Phillips Memorial Park would be open

Re: Editorial “Public Process” May 29, 2013 Our View

The Sooke Horseshoes Association wishes to bring to your attention some misconceptions that were published in the above noted article. They are as follows:

• This association is a non-profit sporting venue which will have the use of the 1/2 acre in John Philips Park but it was not as stated in your articles GIVEN to the association.  It will be open to the general public so anyone can play on the courts except when utilized by the members of the association.

• The fee for the annual membership is approximately $35 per year which will go towards the maintenance of the property which is now being handled by the district.

• This association will be fully supported by its members with annual fees and donations as is the Victoria Horseshoe Association.  The taxpayers of Sooke will not be funding this venue.

Rick Hobday

Secretary/Treasurer

Sooke Horseshoe Association