Making things safer at The Sands
I would like to respond to the concerns expressed by the mother of a young boy who had a seizure while swimming at Salmon Cove Sands. While incidents like this are rare, it is easy to understand the panic and fear that must be felt when your child is in danger. Fortunately, this situation ended well with the boy safely transported from the beach.
We value our beach and want to provide a safe and pleasant place for people who enjoy the recreational facilities provided. I feel that all the staff that work on the Sands should be commended on their efforts to keep the beach clean and safe.
I have heard many compliments about how friendly and informative the workers have been and how spotless the beach has been kept. That is not to say that improvements cannot be made.
The staff has already discussed measures to improve safety on the beach for next year. With careful planning, co-operation from the public and a little help from Mother Nature, the Sands should be a safe and welcoming family venue in 2012.
Marilyn Mackay is president of the Salmon Cove Future Development