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Horsemen's Association stays

The horses aren't going anywhere.

A report to Burnaby council by Dave Ellenwood, the city's director of parks, recreation and cultural services, recommends the city renew its lease of land, barns and riding rings at the east of Burnaby Lake to the Burnaby Horsemen's Association.

The renewal is for five years, at a dollar a year, with options for two more five-year terms.

The association has operated the facility for almost 45 years.

Over the past three years, the association has spent more than $175,000 to replace roofs, repair siding, upgrade surfaces and fix structural problems in the barns. Those costs, along with the ongoing operation of the facility, are financed by renting out stalls to horse owners. Almost two-thirds of the association's members live in Burnaby.

Ellenwood said the association has demonstrated a commitment "to upholding the welfare and safety of horses," as well as to volunteerism.

 

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