UPPER NAPPAN – In response to a letter to the editor in the Amherst Daily News on March 5 (“Shame on ‘you know who’”), the Municipality of Cumberland County is questioning the Town of Amherst’s policy when it comes to hospitality rooms at the Stadium.
District 2 councillor John Kellegrew made a motion during the council meeting Wednesday to send a letter to the Stadium commission asking the town to explain its policy on hospitality rooms and possibly to reconsider it.
The letter states drinks and hot foods can’t be served in the hospitality room, even if the foods have been donated.
The author of the letter, Diana Skinner, questions why tournaments were able to host a hospitality room at the Stadium last year, and not this year.
This year, if a tournament is three days in length, the hosts are only able to operate a hospitality room one of those three days.
“It’s kind of sad when the organizers of these tournaments try to entertain the public and try to give somebody a break, and two or three kids have to spend $10 at the canteen when they want something to eat,” Kellegrew said.
“For some strange reason these people are not allowed to do that – that they can’t be hosts and offer a bowl of chili or a sandwich – because of the restrictions placed on them by the canteen.”
Council passed the motion to send a letter to the town.