THUNDER BAY – EDITORIAL – Out of the mouths of young people often come the most sensible words! Amanda Sawatzky shares, “I asked my 6 year old son to draw me a picture of his favorite place to go in thunder bay and THIS is what he drew. He said he loves going to the marina because he ‘can see the sleeping giant and all the water and boats and people on skateboards go to the park and chase birds!’
“Even the youngest of our citizens knows where the most beauty and fun is in this town is!”
The mother adds, “We are all (me included) so concerned about location, parking, traffic etc that we aren’t even considering that this doesn’t only affect us but also our children. The opportunities this complex will bring to this city provided its built in the right location will be huge however, the long term effects of providing interests in the minds of our children and youth to educate them selves and potentially become our FUTURE entrepreneurs in its surrounding areas could also be huge”.
“We also say the children are our future and even though their opinions are often discounted maybe a childlike view and perspective on the simpler things, the fundamentals is exactly what we need,” she concludes.
Perhaps the committee should host a meeting at the Boys and Girls Club and engage the youth of our community. After all, if you think of it, they will be the people over the long run who will use the facility the most?
Out of the mouths of young people often come the most sensible words!
Thank you Kaleb!
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