Letters: Move RFP forward

Boat launch management should be dealt with soon by Sooke council

With the 2013 season upon us, and the district priority planning behind us, I would like to encourage the district to move the Request for Proposal for the boat launch management forward.

On March 19, 2013 staff advised the Finance and Administration Committee that the RFP was almost complete, and would be tendered in “at the longest a couple of weeks.”

As part of our proposal development, the South Island Recreation Association will be coordinating a public information and engagement session with the Economic Development Committee meeting at the Prestige on April 18, 7 p.m. We invite everyone with an interest in the boat launch to come out and participate in our community-based proposal.

Our vision is a first class venue that will promote sports fishing, salmon enhancement, and community events, and put Sooke on the global stage with a world class resource. We hope to develop a collaborative proposal that will engage and resolve competing interests, address amenity development, and fully fund the promotion and operation of the facility.

Inquiries may be directed to info@sookeboatlaunch.com

Terrance Martin

Executive Director, SIRA