Letter to the Editor: Rupert gouged ANBT visitors

Hi, having just returned from the All Native Tournament in Prince Rupert I have a few observations about the week.

Editor:

Hi, having just returned from the All Native Tournament in Prince Rupert I have a few observations about the week.

First of all, the tournament was entertaining and exciting as usual. I thought the charge to get in was a little too high.

For my wife and I, it costed us $48 per day. My second opinion is about the hotels. It seemed the prices were jacked up to make a profit from this event.

I was told by numerous people that their damage deposits were not returned because of noise, without proving it was some of the guests. Everyone was penalized for the few that decided to have a good time during the night.

Also, guests were disrespected in some of the hotels and motels. I had also heard of people experiencing food poisoning in some restaurants.

All these allegations would naturally be denied by the establishments, but when you hear it from a vast amount of people, there must be some merit in it.

Once again the tournament was great, but the city itself should make it more welcoming to the fans who spent vast amounts of money to go and cheer for their teams.

Peter Leeson

Greenville, B.C.