I just wanted to give a big “thank-you” to Edwin (Weber Duclos) for his letter in last week’s Low Down (“Wakefield Community Centre a total Stinker,” Aug. 21 edition). Not only did I learn of a new reason not to frequent and support the Community Centre (parking issues), but I also believe that there were many good points made. Well done!
Personally, I would like to know when the term “community” came to mean a select few only? I must have missed that memo.
In all honesty, I have only attended the centre twice, because I don’t support what it stands for – once was for the play “Something’s Afoot,” which was fabulous by the way. Upon entering the building both times however, I felt like I was supposed to be a member of some elite group. It does not feel like a “community” centre.
I always thought that community meant everyone. Even visitors to the community should be welcome, but I especially thought the centre was supposed to be for our children and youth. They seem to have been forgotten, or worse yet, pushed aside. How terrible is that? Why should they remember to take care of us in our latter years, if we can’t even remember to look after them in their youth?
I, too, vote to change the centre into a gym. Great idea. That’s what I thought my donated money was going to in the first place. What happened? – that’s what I’d like to know.