Not all children wish to join a soccer team; some just want to ride on their own and prepare themselves to race using a skateboard.
Our streets are not a safe field of practice for them. Traffic accidents happen within seconds, sometimes resulting in lifelong disabilities.
What chance does a kid on a skateboard have to collide with a heavy truck or a speeding car without injury? We can encourage them to skateboard in a safe environment, for example at the South Surrey Skateboard Park.
When the kids are ready, let’s allow them to compete in conditions similar to the Tour de White Rock, streets secured with barriers and volunteers. And let them be sponsored, for they are our future.
Genevieve Loslier, White Rock