Acrosport trampoline camp refuses Jewish group

By Rhonda Massad

Acrosport trampoline camp refused to take a booking from camp Ohr Menachem earlier this month, allegedly based on the fact that Acrosport claimed that it had had trouble in the past with payments from Jewish camps.

“Anyone who pays will be granted a booking,” a woman who spoke on behalf of Acrosport told The Suburban during a telephone interview, though she refused to identify herself.

A competing camp has thrown its hat into the ring and offered a policy of zero discrimination.

“We are happy to take reservations from any group from any religion,” said Franca Buonno, camp manager for iSaute Centre de Trampoline, located at 2045 Dagenais West [514] 761-7373.

Ohr Menachem has brought the matter to the attention of B’nai B’rith and its League for Human Rights is investigating the matter. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs–Quebec (CIJA-Quebec) has posted on their website that it is “deeply disturbed by the reports of blanket refusal by the Acrosport Barani Trampoline Club to receive any Jewish camps.”

The CIJA said that it has requested a meeting with the camp to clarify the controversy and try to work out a constructive solution.

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