Skateboard park an answer to prayers
All I can say is I’ve received an answer to a prayer. In what way, you may ask? Why, the skateboard park, of course. Just goes to show God is interested in every aspect of our lives. I’ve been praying about this for quite some time now.
Plus, I’ve written to all the local councils, RCMP detachments, the editor of The Compass, and spoke to anyone who would listen regarding this need of our youth.
God expects us to do our part, too. I’m not blowing my own horn, just very happy to share how great this reality is to our skateboarders, BMXers and scooter users. These young people deserve these parks to be able to participate in their sport as well as others do in theirs. There are so many places provided for all the other sports around.
I feel sorry for that driver I read about in this week’s Compass, who made such a display of bad behaviour toward a skateboarder. Sometimes older people forget what it was like to be young. Encouragement, not discouragement, profits us all. And a smile goes even further still.
Don’t listen to the negative rumours concerning skateboarders, please.
Thank you to all who are instrumental in making these dreams come true for so many of our youth. Keep up the good work; it’s worthwhile.
It’s too bad Bay Roberts park had to have that incident with needles. It does warrant more security and they’ve installed cameras. I’ve picked up several needles here a couple of times on the trail at the end of Bear’s Cove and had to bring them to the RCMP for disposal.
These individuals who are addicted are more to be pitied than blamed. It’s drug pushers we need to zero in on.
Well, that’s another issue I’m making a matter of prayer and I’d implore anyone out there to do the same.
Most skateboarders that I know, of which my grandson is one, are nice young people, with good manners to boot. We just have to let them know we appreciate them and support their sport.
These skateboard parks tell them this. I would suggest to the public to take a moment and visit the parks to watch these performers. The talent is incredible.
One last word here — helmets are a must. Concussions in young people are on the rise. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.