Vernon is one sep closer to an athletic comission today. On the news today this was said,
"Prize fighting events planned for Vernon facilities will have to go thru local councils to get approval. A local promoter is looking to set up an athletic commission to sanction "ultimate fighting" events. Greater Vernon Services will support the use of their facilites for the events but will leave the issue of forming a commission up to Vernon and Coldstream.
Director Barry Beardsell feel that's wrong: Beardsell says:"I personally am not in favour of this extreme fighting and so forth, but if the majority of Greater Vernon Services are in favour, so be it. But to shuffle it off back to the individual municipalities, I think is wrong."
The issue and request to a commission arose after a non-sanctioned ultimate fighting event planned for the Multiplex last year was cancelled by local authorities. "
This is one step closer in a long process that has been going on since last Dec. after "Shut Up and Fight " was cancelled. The approval of the use of facilities was crucial or an Athletic Commission is useless.
The next step is the city council meetings which from what I can tell with previous meetings shoul;d be met on fair ground. They have told us what to do and what info to gather and everything has been met so hopefully the light at the end of the tunnel is near.
I do not want this thread to be mistaken for something it is not. This is just a positive step closer with no more of guarantee than I had at the beginning of this process. But people have asked on other threads what was happening and this is latest news.
I am excited that my previous events over the years are being looked at for safety records and proof that these events can be run properly. As well other events in B.C. like the WFF and XFC are being used for information which are just another advantage of quality promoters making safe venues for athletes in B.C.