Wrong park used for con­certs

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Last week, Char­lot­te­town’s Con­fed­er­a­tion Land­ing Park was im­pris­oned by a six-foot, non-trans­par­ent fence pre­vent­ing lo­cal res­i­dents, tourists and cruise ship pas­sen­ger from en­ter­ing and en­joy­ing the green grass, colour­ful flow­ers and well-trimmed shrubs of the beau­ti­ful park. The area was fenced in await­ing a ma­jor week­end con­cert and thou­sands of peo­ple to lit­ter upon, spit upon and stomp upon this site.

My in­ten­tion is not to lay blame but rather to ask a ques­tion. Why, why would any­one with one ounce of com­mon sense use this pris­tine park as a con­cert venue when onequar­ter of a kilo­me­tre away is lo­cated a $1.4 mil­lion venue with am­ple park­ing and all the ameni­ties de­signed for and in­tended for host­ing such events?

Why leave the real con­cert site empty, alone and lone­some await­ing some ball hockey tour­na­ment, while us­ing the pris­tine wa­ter­front park as a con­cert venue? Why? Ge­orge Mac­Don­ald, Char­lot­te­town

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