A city employee works to fix a leak at the Kent Street Activity Centre.

A city employee works to fix a leak at the Kent Street Activity Centre.

Kent Street activities continue despite leak

A leaky drainpipe at the Kent Street Activity Centre in White Rock caused “havoc” in the centre’s cafeteria last week, but did not put a damper on programming.

Sylvia Yee, the city’s acting leisure services director, confirmed Monday the activity schedule went ahead as usual, despite the wet.

“There was just a lot of water. Part of it was because it was freezing and melting… it ended up coming through the tea room floor.”

The leak was discovered early last week.

KSAC member Ellen Neal said it caused problems for caterers of the weekly Wednesday night dance, as well as in the downstairs library.

“It is causing a bit of havoc,” Neal said.

City of White Rock operations manager Jorgen Johansen said the problem was aggravated by the recent rain, but said necessary repairs, underway Monday, were neither extensive or costly.

They were expected to take a couple of days as some drywall had to be replaced, he said.

For safety reasons, a seating area in front of the KSAC kitchen was taken out of commission for the duration of the repairs.

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