I have received my copy of the Spring 2014 White Rock Leisure Services brochure in my mailbox and it really is appalling.
Two partial pages and 10 programs are dedicated to ages 0-5 years.
Other than one page for spring-break programs, ages 6-16 – a very wide age group – is covered by one page totalling eight programs.
If you are 14, you have one option – fencing. If you are 15, 16 or 17, you have zero options.
If you are lucky enough to be an adult in White Rock, well you have 18 pages and 148 programs to choose from.
And all this from a city that tells its teens that skateboarding is not an option in White Rock – and don’t even think about taking your beloved dog to the beach.
To call children and youth an afterthought would be generous. White Rock Leisure Service has a duty to serve all the citizens of White Rock, not just adults. Is anybody really thinking in there?
Michael J. Klaver, White Rock