Input sought on Sunny Cove purchase

Duane Hicks

With the Town of Fort Frances proposing to enter into an agreement with the local Kiwanis Club for the purchase of its camp at Sunny Cove, the public is invited to attend a meeting on the matter on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre.
The proposal is for the town, as the new owner, to continue to operate the facility similarly to how the Kiwanis Club has over the years.
“The town is looking at a joint venture with the Kiwanis Club at Sunny Cove Camp,” Mayor Roy Avis noted Wednesday.
“It would be good for our Community Services division, which would be operating it, it’s good for the programs of the municipality, and we feel it would be good for the people in Fort Frances and throughout the district,” he added.
The public will have a chance to give input on the matter on Oct. 6, the mayor said, noting members of the Kiwanis Club, council, and town administration will be on hand to answer questions.
There also will be a presentation on Sunny Cove Camp and how it operates, and what the proposed agreement entails.
“It will be a wide-open meeting, and people will have a chance to voice their opinion,” Mayor Avis said, stressing “the more people we get there, the better.”
Those wishing to make a presentation at the meeting are requested to register and file any documents with Clerk Glenn Treftlin prior to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 so he will have time to distribute the information to council.
Ten minutes will be allowed per presentation.
As previously reported, the local Kiwanis Club’s membership has been getting older and dwindling in numbers as the years go on, and there is serious concern on its part about being able to run the camp anymore.
Talks between the town and club regarding Sunny Cove have been ongoing on since last year.