"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday, 25 February 2012

A Sample

Dear Councillors,

I am currently in Arizona and unable to be personally present at the meeting regarding the Aurora Cultural Centre.

 It is with dismay that I have learned that a couple of councillors fail to understand what a fabulous facility has been developed utilizing the beautifully renovated and historic building and its very competent and imaginative staff  to enrich the community with tremendous opportunities to experience and participate in a large variety of activities.

I trust that the Mayor and the  remaining Councillors will prevail in their support for the continuation of the contract and that if adjustments need to be considered, that they can be done in an intelligent way that does not destroy the ability of the Aurora Cultural Centre to function effectively.


Ann Mortimer, C. M. RCA=

Dear Arizona Visiting Person.

It doesn't take much of a stretch of imagination to realise how easily one might develop a delightful program of art and culture if one is provided with a beautiful facility, rent free, with heat light and maintenance provided and a third of a million dollars in cash,  plus whatever revenues one may or may not derive from programs in the

facility, from fundraising activities and  from soliciting donations.

It may be the reason the  Aurora Culture Centre  is unique among all others

No other municipality  in the Province  would  likely be so profligate with public resources as to provide such  amenity with absolutely no accountability to any governing authority.

Evelyn M. Buck



Anonymous said...

Stratford began in people's homes. There was no fast track, no free ride, no free building. These people are plain lazy and we let them take root. It is good that they show their colours now. The ones who will count WERE ELECTED and it is Aurora who pays the freight. Why is this so difficult to understand?

Anonymous said...

Dumb Question 101
Has anyone ever heard a word of gratitude from these people for the years' of largesse? All I'm getting is bitching that the gravy train might be coming to a well-deserved stop. Even in that full page thank-you in the Auroran, the Town wasn't mentioned. No thank-you for allowing us to profit at your expense. If this thing comes a cropper, it will be on their own heads. Didn't have to happen...now it surely must.

Anonymous said...

It's like the taxpayers are Shirley Valentine talking to her wall. Complete waste of our time.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 25 February, 2012 6:49 PM...

"Stratford began in people's homes."

So now we are equating Stratford's Festival to Aurora? Give me a break. There is nothing in common at all there.