Auto club to discuss conflict

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The Fundy Shore Auto Club is expected to discuss its scheduling conflict with the Don Yorke Memorial Slo-Pitch Tournament at their meeting Friday night. Until then, they are saying nothing publicly about the situation.

LAKELANDS The Fundy Shore Auto Club is expected to discuss its scheduling conflict with the Don Yorke Memorial Slo-Pitch Tournament at their meeting Friday night. Until then, they are saying nothing publicly about the situation.

The auto club has the Lions Arena booked on July 27-29 for its annual Show n Shine car show, while the ball tournament is scheduled for the same weekend. The only problem is that the tournaments Saturday night dance cannot take place at the arena unless the car club changes its plans.

Im not going to answer any questions until we have our meeting on Friday night, said auto club vice-president Reid Gilbert. Its hard to say something that might not happen.

The Lions mistakenly booked the arena for both organizations last year, resulting in the car club giving up the arena for the Saturday night dance. But that is a compromise they have so far not been willing to make for this year, since they made sure to secure the booking for this year eight months ago.

The Yorke family, who has been organizing the ball tournament for 21 years and donated the proceeds to various local charities, felt they had built up an understanding with the Lions that the arena would be reserved for their event.

The dance is a major part of the tournament weekend, according to the organizers, who have already made their arrangements for the July 27-29 weekend and said changing the date or the venue are not options.

The Show n Shine is the major fund-raising event for the auto club, which donates $1,000 every year to the IWK.

awagstaff@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: LAKELANDS The Fundy Shore Auto Club

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