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WACA Requests Fee Waiver –

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201955 Views

A local cultural group hoping to hold a community wide celebration came to Council looking for a fee waiver but despite getting it left with unanswered questions.

Lori Deets, president of the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association (WACA), came to Council to request the rental fees of $445.69 for city land for a six day pow wow as well as other events be waived as well as to ask questions. Questions which Deets was not allowed to ask.

In his verbal report to Council city manager Jim Puffalt said Administration favoured waving the fees.

“This is somewhat of a unique situation in that this is a community wide celebration and I think Parks and Recreation when we looked at the fees we weren’t sure how to charge or what to charge. What it came down to the best option for Council would be to waive the fees,” Puffalt stated.

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