Friday, February 24, 2017

Jordan Bateman Weighs In On Event Centre

Quest of No Vote Society
Shares "the tale of two arenas"

As a Langely Township Councillor and a columnist with an Abbotsford newspaper Bateman has seen two different sports and entertainment centres with two different outcomes. The Langely Events Centre is described as a successful multi-partner venture while the Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre is described as a financial disaster.

In a letter sent to CTF members Bateman invites members to hear him share his experience in what he calls the tale of two arenas and why Nanaimo voters should be very skeptical of the City Council's $80 million plan that is too much like the Abbotsford experience.

Jordan is the guest of the No Vote Society sponsoring the event which will be held on Thursday March 2, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Road Nanaimo.



  1. Sounds very interesting - and timely. Looking forward to going.

  2. I think that it it will be smart to listen to some experience voices about this. It was the opinion of another person who managed a similar facility in Windsor/Detroit who advised City Hall back in early 2000 ...that it is financially a very difficult Venue for any large City to keep in the Black, but would be impossible for Nanaimo mostly due to the low population from which it would draw. If Markham in York Region cannot gain a winning application with a population of 349,000 from which to attract patrons We are a bit arrogant or ignorant to think this is an appropriate goal with our population of 138,631 in the Region.


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