Cedar Hill Golf Course a source of pride in Saanich

Mayor missed a major component in district's recreation options

Re: Rec opportunities abound in Saanich (vicnews.com, Aug. 29)

I find it interesting that Mayor Leonard failed to mention Cedar Hill Golf Course in this article.

The golf course does pre-date his time in municipal politics, but he certainly had some influence on its operation since being elected.

It was a cash cow for Saanich for years, with profits used to subsidize other recreation facilities. It is unfortunate that Saanich did not have the foresight to put some of those proceeds aside for the golf course when it needed some work done on the irrigation and drainage, or to carry the facility through the recent economic downturn.

However, positive things are now happening and the golf course is in the best shape it’s ever been in, thanks to the skill and efforts of the grounds crew – Saanich employees who clearly take pride in their jobs.

There are very few municipalities that can claim a full, 18-hole golf course among their assets and Cedar Hill Golf Course is truly a gem. It should be a source of pride to the Saanich Parks and Recreation department and certainly to the mayor as well.

Val Mieras

President, Cedar Hill Golf Club