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The City of Abbotsford will be seeking proposals from private companies to build a cable waterski park at Albert Dyck Park.
Surrey businessman Stu Mckeown proposed the idea to Council, and plans to submit his own bid.
He says a cable tow system lets you ski or wakeboard without needing a boat.
“That’s the biggest cost to anybody who wants to get involved in towed water sports. A boat is going to run you anywhere from thirty to a hundred thousand dollars and puts it out of financial reach for a lot of people. But a cable system all you need is a board, a life jacket, and a helmet and away you go.”
He says the system is similar to a T-bar at a ski hill, and will tow you across the water without using a boat.
The Fraser Valley Water Ski Club had voiced opposition to the idea, but McKeown modified his proposal and the two sides have reached an agreement that lets both of them use the lake.