Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by a seasonal resident to the Mayor of MV Township and copied to The Current.
To whom it may concern:
When I drove through The Bay to the cottage for the Victoria Day Weekend, I was delighted to notice that the Annual Craft Fair was to be held on July 8.
This event has been, for decades, a highlight of our summer. The quality of the artisans’ work is high, and it is a rare occasion that both we and our guests do not leave with much lighter wallets. As well, I know that visitors “from away” often make a special trip to Barry’s Bay for the occasion. What a shock it was to learn at our Cottagers’ Association meeting that this event had been cancelled.
I was equally shocked to learn that the South of 60 Arts Centre has been closed. The historic Railway Station has showcased over the years many talented and imaginative artists in a small enough venue that visitors could analyze the merits of each individual work. This means too, I fear, that the varied workshops offered at The Centre will disappear. The South of 60 Art Centre was unique to a small tourist town. What a shame to lose it.
Again I ask, Why?
Charlotte McWilliam, Ottawa