What about basketball alberta?
Caterina was on the Board of Directors for Northlands for ages (I imagine still is, provided Northlands even has a BoD now?) and he didn't seem to champion anything during that time either--if not the opposite, given how badly Northlands has been neutered by the City over the past decade or so--so truthfully his lack of reply surprises me very little.Just as a follow-up to my previous posts here, I have also heard from Coun. Esslinger and Knack who say nothing has been decided.on Coliseum and indicate they are open still,.
As noted above, I also got a response from McKeen who said he would like to hear more from Basketball Alberta. I sent messages to Caterina, Paquette, Nickel and Iveson as well on this but did not hear back.
Given that it falls in Caterina's ward, I think, that is disappointing. I'm not sure why he's not championing this idea of repurposing or even what he is advocating for regarding the Coliseum.
It's been several years now this building has been closed and doesn't seem like any progress either way in terms of repurposing or taking it down.
Paul is a fantastic guy and leader in our sport community. Here's hoping they can be included.This is from a recent EJ article.
Paul Sir, executive director of the Alberta Basketball Association was part of the group proposing reuse of the site.
“I’m hoping they’ll listen because the dynamite’s not in the ground yet,” he said in an interview with Postmedia. “OEG is such a fantastic community contributor and so I know when this arrangement was struck OEG and the city came to this understanding because OEG rightfully and understandably felt like they needed to protect their interests for the long term. Now what we’re proposing will be in no way any kind of a threat to OEG’s business and the type of business that they’re in.”