Letters: Protect JPMP

More people want to see John Phillips Memorial Park left as is

I would like to express my opinion on the proposed bike park.

To see it at John Phillips Memorial Park (JPMP) would be a big mistake.

I have taken foreign exchange students for walks down the board walk from Murray Road up to JPMP. It shows the students the beauty of the West Coast.

To destroy that look in any way would be a travesty. The SEAPARC site is more practical. There is already activity there. JPMP should be a protected area.

I would also like to say I really enjoyed Elida Peers’ article on the Sooke men who stood ready. Seeing Kai Jenson’s name mention took me back to my house on Sooke Road. It was his old house. The barn that housed his cows was in my back yard. It was built before he bought the place in 1928. I know that because I talked to his daughter who stopped by one time to see the old place. Too bad now.  It’s gone. Someone burned it down.

Dan Haverty

Sooke