CORNER BROOK — The group opposing a prospective fee increase at the Pepsi Centre has a rally planned for Tuesday.
Cara-Leigh Wyllie, president of the Corner Brook Minor Hockey Association and one of the organizers of the people fighting a rental rate increase, said people throughout the city and area are invited to join the membership of the user groups as they hold a demonstration outside city hall starting at noon.
The various leagues and organizations are being asked to wear their uniforms or other apparel to represent their groups, while there will be an open microphone for people to voice their concerns or opinions.
An invitation has also been extended to the board of Western Sports and Entertainment, but the focus is on bringing the issue to city representatives. The current council and election candidates are being asked to attend.
“The city does own the building,” Wyllie said. “At some point, the city does need to take ownership of the things that are going on inside that building.”
There is an online petition opposing the rate hike, which had 285 signatures as of Wednesday. A paper copy is also being circulated throughout the city.
The goal is to collect at least 1,000 signatures. The petition will be available for people to sign at the rally.