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Future of Kin Race Track on the table

The Kin Race Track grandstands were completely destroyed in a violent fire, suspected to be arson, earlier this summer.
September 26, 2014 - 1:20 PM

VERNON - The future of Kin Race Track will on the table at a public meeting this weekend.

The Okanagan Equestrian Society is holding a public input and information meeting on Saturday to discuss options around the replacement of the grandstands, which were destroyed in a suspected arson earlier this year.

“While insured, the insurance proceeds go to the City of Vernon as it is the registered owner of the property,” the society’s spokesperson Ed Woolley said in a release.

The society has had some preliminary discussions with representatives of the city about how the insurance proceeds will be used but no formal position has been put forward yet by the society.

The society will present a number of different options at the meeting for the public’s consideration and input.  Additional suggestions will be welcomed from the floor.

The society has been fighting a legal battle against the city and the North Okanagan Regional District for years to keep horse racing alive at the facility.

The meeting will be held Sept. 27 at the Elks Lodge, located at 3103 30 St. Doors will open shortly before 1 p.m. with a light lunch provided by the society prior to the meeting.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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