I am a second-generation resident of Maple Pool Campsite.
I moved onto the site because when I moved here in 2008 with a large lab/collie/shepherd dog and a cat I could not find an apartment that would accommodate us and we were “homeless” until Sunwest RV Centre compassionately sold me a fifth wheel trailer.
My mother lived at that time at Maple Pool Campsite and after comparing it with other RV campsites, I found that it was the best one that provided an overall “family” feel.
I am 56 years old and disabled. The manager, Mr. Dali Jin, has expertly created a ramp stairway to the door of my fifth wheel trailer.
I cannot say enough nice things about the managers of this RV park. When I arrived in December 2008 I underwent the snowstorm and since, major flooding within the Maple Pool grounds.
These acts are acts of nature and should not be used as a basis to close down a much-needed residential area for Comox Valley residents who would have no other recourse for living accommodations.
An unwelcome stigma has been associated with this park, however, let me assure everyone that Mr. and Mrs. Lin do everything in their powers to ensure fair treatment to all of their residents who respect their park.
They have done a wonderful job at providing a living area for those who really need it and it would sadden me greatly to have to be evicted as a disabled senior by a city council from this park over flooding.
Where can I go on a fixed disability income? I have looked at apartments that would take three-quarters of my income. It is bad enough now that I must visit the food bank; God bless them.
Those that have should not judge those who have not. We are doing the best that we can.