TO Mayor and Council of the Corporation of Delta:
WHEREAS Paterson Park, at the corner of highway 17 and Ladner Trunk Road, has historically served a public function as both a fairgrounds and a harness racing track;
WHEREAS Kwantlen University purchased a roughly ten acre portion of the land from the Delta Agricultural Society in 1993 for $3.5 million;
WHEREAS the Corporation of Delta owns the adjacent twelve acres;
WHEREAS Kwantlen University has declared its intent to sell its portion of Paterson Park;
WHEREAS the Corporation of Delta’s motto is “Ours to Preserve by Hand and Heart”
• Believe the acquisition of the Kwantlen owned portion of Paterson Park by the Corporation of Delta is in the best interests of the community and request that Delta Council secure public ownership of Paterson Park in its entirety.