By Inge Kummant
September 08, 2009
Dear editor and SitNews readers,
As the bad weather approaches, it is necessary once again for
our young people to find safe and interesting indoor activities.
Might it be possible to make the drop-in activities at the Rec
Center free of charge for young people under 18? Those activities
include basketball, ping pong, air hockey, the track, volleyball,
and the tot gym.
For families and kids on a budget, the current $1.50 entrance
fee may well be making the difference between going to the Rec
Center once in a while and going on a regular basis. And we
should remember that everyone who lives on the island is already
making a contribution through their sales and property taxes
(yes, renters do pay property tax).
We might try free drop-in activities for kids for a month, just
to see how it goes, like the free month the bus offers. Who
knows, we might find that with higher attendance and more spare
pocket change the vending machine sales make up for the decrease
in entrance fee revenue.
Could we give this a try?
Received September 06, 2009
- Published September 08, 2009
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