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Friday, July 23, 2004

Masaryk-Cowan Rec Centre closing update

The Masaryk-Cowan Rec Centre will remain open on weekends-- for the time being. Aparently they got a call telling them they were to stay open for the time being. But I was told they could close anytime, nothing was definite.

On CKLN, Ryerson's excellent community radio station, people concerned about the same thing happening in another high-risk area, Jane & Finch, were also voicing objections to similar closings. Seems it may also be happening in Scarborough, too. Spoke with one of the persons on the airways, Likwa; and he was pleased to hear others were also trying to do something about it. One of the primary concerns is that people want their kids to have something to do to stay out of trouble. And summertime, weekends is an especially cruical time.

One of the reasons Robin related that Sylvia Watson said the Centre was closing on weekends was no one ws coming. Well, if people can't afford the fees and programs *drop off*, then yeah, people may not attend. It's a community issue, and you don't have to be using the Centre yourself to be able to be actively concerned about it, as Sylvia Watson was trying to say as well.

So we'll see how that goes.