As a mother of three grown children and a grandmother of five school-aged children, I write out of concern for the younger generation. High rates of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes and a sedentary lifestyle worry me. My children and grandchildren went to Poplar Glade Elementary School and we were greatly saddened to see it burn down. However, as my husband and I walked past the grounds we noticed the upper lot has finally been levelled.
What a perfect spot for an outdoor skating rink!
After a few phone calls to the city, I find out they can do nothing as it is school district property. A few more phone calls tell me there is a liability issue. Wouldn’t a simple sign saying, “Skate at your own risk” solve that?
At this time of increased childhood poverty, wouldn’t it be nice for the city and school district to join forces and give the kids of Williams Lake the present of free skating?