Over the last twenty years, I can’t count the number of times I’ve recommended the Union Bay Community Hall to people. Beautiful building and grounds.
After what has transpired in the last few weeks, I will never recommend renting it again. It appears like everything else in Union Bay, hillbilly rules have permeated the Union Bay Community Club.
The following video is from Oct. 19, 2016, at the Union Bay Community Club Hall, rented by a landowner who had advised all six candidates of the meeting and included rules they would have to abide by if they took part in the meeting.
The final 2 rules stated:
- Ground rules will be given to all candidates well in advance of tonight’s meeting
- The chair will adjourn the meeting if the audience refuses to follow the rules and causes a major disruption to the proceedings.
Pro Kensington Island Properties candidate for Trustee of the Union Bay Improvement District Board AND a member of the Union Bay Community Club, Rick Bitten, on October 19, 2016, entered as a guest of the landowner who rented the hall. Rick Bitten appears to be a member of the Union Bay Community Club. http://www.ubcc.ca/DBTB_2016_07.pdf
At 1:36 in the video below, you can see me being pushed/shoved by an individual in a dark jacket – that is pro Kensington Island Properties candidate (now Trustee) Rick Bitten.
At l:58 in the video below, you can hear pro KIP candidate Rick Bitten as he’s leaving say ‘see ya, good meeting guys, perfect, shows what you really are’ and then says ‘you guys are mental’.
At the 4:32 mark in the video below, Rick Bitten states the actions by pro Kensington Island Properties candidate Lone Jednorog has nothing to do with the assault Bitten claims took place.
Are we to conclude then that if Rick Bitten or any other member of the Union Bay Community Club wishes to enter the Union Bay Community Hall when it has been rented, they are free to disrupt any event that has been planned?
Are we to conclude that we are not guaranteed the right to attend without fear of thugs disrupting the event or causing bodily harm? Our community has many senior citizens. Should senior citizens fear being bullied or charged if there is a repeat of the kind of incident involving pro Kensington Island Properties candidates Rick Bitten, Lone Jednorog and Ted Haraldson’s deplorable actions?
I have always believed when the hall and/or grounds are rented, landowners and residents acknowledge and respect the area is under the control of those who paid for the privilege. Guess I was wrong.
Someone from the Union Bay Community Club needs to address these actions by one of their members. Someone from the Community Club needs to make a public apology to the individual who had rented the Union Bay Community Club Hall, believing they would be free from harassment by anyone, including Union Bay Community Club members, to host their long planned event.
The following pdf is the bylaws of the Union Bay Community Club. Note page 3, number 9.