Letters to the editor for the week of August 1st 

Grateful for a lively plaza

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Local restaurant issues warning on seating

With regard to the lawsuit filed by an Ontario women injured on a teeter totter in the municipal bike park I have this analogy to offer: In an effort to decrease the number of injuries that may occur when sitting down, a local restaurant has taken the initiative to post signs throughout the restaurant warning of the dangers of sitting on a chair.

These warnings include checking the seat has four legs before you sit down and that if you choose to sit down and then lean back and balance on two legs, then the restaurant cannot be held liable for any injury sustained as a result.

I ask myself, isn't this going a bit far? Kind of like learning to use a teeter-totter when you are two and then as an adult you need to be reminded of how to use it.

Lisa Johnson-Stott


Ahoy there, Whistler!

Whistler hosted its first B.C. circuit sailing regatta the weekend of July 20 and 21. It was a tremendous success according to the athletes, coaches, volunteers and Alta Lake neighbours.

Many, many thanks to BC Sailing Association for entrusting our team with the responsibility of delivering this prestigious event. Thanks to Nesters Market (Bruce and Ian) for meeting the athletes' nutritional needs and for helping with Saturday banquet supplies, which were expertly prepared by Colin. Merci to Laurence and Michel Gagnon from Crepe Montagne for providing Crepes for the dessert. And special mention goes to Jeff Grant from Helly-Hansen for stepping forward with so many prizes for participants and t-shirts for volunteers. The RMOW assisted with venue preparation and coordinating use of Rainbow Park. Collaboration with "Saturday at the Point" was also appreciated.

Special thanks goes to Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and American Friends of Whistler for helping Whistler Sailing with much needed equipment enabling Whistler sailors to compete.

Thank-you to the many volunteers for tireless efforts, spearheaded by Bronwen Hill. Help came from many including, Kim Fournel, Denise Brown, Bob W, Heather Beresford, Thomas Bunburry, Shane Bennett, Bridget Daley, Phil Goubau, Chris Carberry, Craig Smith, Craig McDonald, Peter Shrimpton , Pam Neilson, Jill Almond, our coaches and member volunteers.

There's already talk of including Whistler annually on the BC Sailing Circuit. Our local sailors did us proud, and well-done Whistlerites for the warm hospitality offered to all our visitors.

There's more information about future races, clinics, learn-to-sail courses and our sailing programs at www.whistlersailing.com

Fair winds.

Patrick McCurdy, Commodore,

Francois Hebert, Head Coach, Whistler Sailing Association

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