Monday, October 03, 2016

Society Sells Debentures For Legal War Chest

Posted on 10/3/2016 3:17 PM by Ron Manz 107.5 KISSFM
The Okanagan Equestrian Society has passed a special resolution allowing it to sell $250 debentures to supporters who want to help with the law suit against the City of Vernon and to help rebuild a horse event facility at the Kin Race Track site. The society says anyone who supports their position can buy as many debentures as they want. President Robyn Dalziel says she expects an expensive court case, and then paying for repairs at the race track, like replacing all the stall doors and such, will run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. "The track has to be re-surfaced and graded and brought back. The grandstand has to be rebuilt. The City has cut off the hydro and the water. We are going to need a lot of money on the other end of this law suit." Dalziel says they want their track back, plus money to fix it back up. "Our law suit covers direct damages which covers the destruction of the stalls, cutting off the hydro and the water and replacing the grandstand. We are also asking for punitive damages. The damages will be considerable." The society says all the damages have prevented any horse related events from happening, not just horse racing, and they hope to change that. "You can't hold a horse event if you don't have access to water. So, when they cut all that off, they even shut down the use of the arenas and other things we could have done there. Not just the racing, they shut down anything we could do there." Ten days in mid-March 2017 have been set aside for the court case between the Equestrian Society and City of Vernon.

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