Student puts preservation before pool

Who needs another swimming pool when we have a rec centre, the Prestige Inn … and a huge lake?

Letter.

I am 12-years-old and go to Shuswap Middle School.

I think it is an outrageous idea to destroy Orchard House and build a brand spanking new swimming pool.

Not only are we destroying a place with many memories and history, but we are not letting our future generations see it for themselves.

Yes, I understand we may want to expand the rec centre and all, but what about the people downtown? Wouldn’t it make more sense if we had a pool uptown and a pool downtown?

Also, I heard some people talking about moving the house, but did we move the Pyramids of Giza?

No.

Did we move the Great Wall of China?

No.

Did we move castles?

No.

Why you ask?

Because it’s not the same way as it was back then, and we will not see the same way as our ancestors did back then.

Plus, who needs another swimming pool when we have a rec centre, the Prestige Inn … and a huge lake? I’ve been in the house myself, and I think it would be a great loss if we destroyed it.

Anna Biernacki