Ottawa is the only city I know that has designated tobogganing hills. They come with a list of rules and important warnings. The National Capital Commission decides when it is safe to open them for the season. At various times during the winter months they are closed because it’s not safe!
They even have scary signs.
To ensure even less winter fun the National Capital Commission has also decided not to have the outdoor concert series during Winterlude this year because heating the stage will “cause damage to the environment”. They’re aiming for a carbon-neutral/fun-neutral Winterlude this year.
Isn’t that awesomely responsible of them?
The kids at D. Roy Kennedy Elementary School in Ottawa are no longer allowed to play with balls during recess – except in warm weather months…. when they’re not at school.
Balls in cold weather are too dangerous. A kid got hit in the eye with a ball the other day. Now kids have to stand around at recess and chat. I’m sure it won’t be long before all the other schools in Ottawa ban balls as well. They won’t want to continue putting our children’s lives in jeopardy.
I can’t believe it’s taken this long for adults to fully realize the danger of kids playing.