|John Sewell and yours truly|
Afterwards, we split up into groups covering different topics. What we were supposed to do is come up with solutions for specific problems. So I chose the Recreational panel. I knew some of the folks from the LAMP and the Lakeshore Community Centre Workgroup. Of course what most folks would like to see is a city operated community hub. Instead we're getting a lot of half baked inadequacies that don't satisfy anyone. As Terry Smith of Friends Of Sam Smith said, do you see our city councillor here. The bottom line is if that's what you want, he isn't the guy to do it because he's not listening to us. So we have to get rid of him in this fall's civic election. It's always difficult to get rid of a bad councillor because most people don't pay enough attention. But there are other ways to get a real community centre if the city isn't interested. We have to start looking at doing it ourselves and financing it privately. As long as Mark Grimes acts like a fool, we'll do what we have to do. I'm not going to go into it but all the panels presented their conclusions and for the most part it was an interesting day. And it was fun to meet John Sewell.