Monday, February 22, 2010

Oh The Trials And Tribulations Of Boating

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

February XXIInd MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

Thank goodness those fine Calgarian students are safe on the shores of our friends in Brazil. What an awful experience. This disaster just reinforces in my mind David that we need to teach water safety lessons in schools & community centres to students, across the board. I mean David, there are boating accidents on our lakes, rivers, streams & other tributaries.

So David, I believe that in tandem with Minister Melvin Knight in Sustainable Resource Development, you need to design courses first & foremost for kids who live by major water centres. Such as for the students who live on Lake Wabumun, the Athabasca River, the North Saskatchewan River & of course the Bow & Elbow Rivers in Calgary proper. With of course an eventual expansion to schools across the Province.

Just because we are landlocked, doesn't man we shouldn't emphasize boating safety David. Just ask the kids who will be returning to loving family's with open arms from Toronto & Calgary on Monday. I sure bet you they'll always be wearing lifejackets from now on in all future water excursions, don't you?



Source: Department Of Environment, Government Of Alberta, C/o: Hon. Rob Renner, MLA, Minister Of Environment, Progressive Conservative, Medicine Hat.

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