D-DAY OCCUPY VIC: NOVEMBER 21: Occupier Sheeple have been led straight into Dino’s wolf-trap: Resistance camp will end 3 days after election day to make way for ice rink, Danielle Pope reports

Under the header ‘Occupy Victoria on ice?’ Danielle Pope reports that the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) has scheduled with the City of Victoria to construct a temporary ‘outdoor ice skating rink.’

‘Guess where it is going to be?’ writes Pope in a Black Press Death Cult rag, Monday Mag.

‘In the lower-level of Centennial Square – right in the tenting zone of the Occupy Victoria movement.’

Odd, isn’t it, that the Mayor of Victoria, Dean Fortin, did not mention this looming conflict when interviewed on CFAX Radio News this morning by Frank Stanford?

He just laughed and said ‘I dunno,’ when Mr. Stanford asked him how long the tents would be allowed to stay in Centennial Square.

‘The rink, with support from the city, has been secured with a firm for $60,000, and is scheduled to begin set-up on November 21, with an opening date of Nov. 26,’ wrote Danielle Pope.

[Read more at Monday, below.]

Occupy Victoria on Ice?

POSTED BY: DANIELLE POPE
10/19/2011 12:00 AM

Interesting timing on the part of the city and the Downtown Victoria Business Association this week. Guess what’s coming to Victoria? An outdoor ice skating rink! Guess where it’s going to be? In the lower-level of Centennial Square — right in the tenting zone of the Occupy Victoria movement.

“We’ve flirted with this idea since the DVBA came to existence, but there was always one reason or another it wouldn’t quite work,” says DVBA General Manager Ken Kelly. “Finally the stars and the moon aligned and we can move forward. This is going to be a wonderful attraction to bring people downtown.”

The rink, with support from the city, has been secured with a firm for $60,000, and is scheduled to begin set-up on Nov. 21, with an opening date of Nov. 26. Kelly denies the move is an attempt to oust the occupation in the square — instead, he says it’s an extra attempt to build community.

“I don’t look at it as kicking anyone out,” says Kelly. “Ice rinks are all about community, and if the Occupy Movement wants to draw together the community and rethink how things have been done in the past, this should really excite them. And who’s to say things aren’t resolved by mid-November, anyway? There could be solutions around the world.”

Admission to the rink will be set at $2 a person, with rentals of skates and helmets available. The ice is kept cold via a chiller and piping that runs under the ice sheet, and can be kept cold in temperatures up to 10 degrees. No official word yet from the group on how the installation and the People’s Assembly of Victoria (Occupy Victoria) will get along, but it sounds like more will be occupying the space, whatever the case. Now, where are those skates?

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2 Responses to D-DAY OCCUPY VIC: NOVEMBER 21: Occupier Sheeple have been led straight into Dino’s wolf-trap: Resistance camp will end 3 days after election day to make way for ice rink, Danielle Pope reports

  1. Diane Dillon says:

    Well I see that old trick are being played by the people in this story. I feel that wasting money to put ice in a winter country is like paying to bring sunshine to hawaii in the summer. Right up there in the no brains dept.
    We have hunger, homlessness and so many issues that the money is needed for. would serving food and hot coacoa to people in centenniel square be better as a good will gesture and those who are in tent city. That would be something the city could do for those cold and hungry rather than create more cold and hunger.

  2. goyodelarosa says:

    I agree, the gestures of the phoney GLOBALIST SOCIALIST Mayor of Vic. are transparently self-serving.

    The other day he was on CFAX Radio News claiming that homelessness was not really an issue in this election as it had been three years ago.

    He claimed that the City had been responsible for housing no less than 1,500 homeless or what he called ‘at risk’ individuals, housing them in what he called ‘800 units’.

    I would be very interested in hearing how he breaks those suspect figures down.

    VOTE GREGORY HARTNELL FOR OAK BAY COUNCIL

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