Vancouver Bans Water Wings at Local Beaches

What's this city coming to?

No pets, no smoking, no drinking, no parties, no barbeques, and now no water wings? Really? Children all over the world have come to love these little floatation devices that encourage their ability to swim, and explore the many beautiful wonders of water. There have been issues about pollution due to some inconsiderate folks simply leaving them lying around on beaches, and even in the water, but thanks to the good samaritans like myself who clean up after these people we don't necessarily need to worry about those issues. One thing about this new ban is that it not only restricted water wings, but many other floatation devices used by thousands of people to enhance their outdoor water experiences. This brings a question to mind that I have not been able to find an answer for since I first heard about this new issue... What's the reasoning behind the ban? Global news did us a favor in covering the story, and you can check out their video at the following link,

In regards to the reason for this ban I honestly can't think of one that would not imply people to be irresponsible, and with that said it would be nice for the city of Vancouver to clarify their reasoning. I understand that many people may be able to come up with an excuse for the city, but the fact is that the general public would prefer to hear it from the pipers mouth himself. I do hope that this ban will fade into existence like so many other ridiculous attempts to ban people from having fun, and I hope that this hub will provide people with a space to share their own comments on this issue. Be it bad, good, or just outright opinionated I would love to hear what others have to say about it.

What are your thoughts on the new ban restricting even children from wearing water wings at Vancouver Beaches?

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If your with the ban or against the ban on water wings then please leave your comments below.

If the list grows big enough I'll be forwarding this hub to district offices so they can be made aware of how people feel about this ban. A responsible person would stay within arms reach of their children at all times near water, and the city bans are getting ridiculous enough to imply we are not responsible. Neither did they give us fair warning that something like this could happen. Please leave your comments to show your concerns about this new issue.

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moonlake 5 years ago from America

I didn't vote because I can't say much about water wings I never trusted them and wouldn't let our kids wear them. I once gave in and let our son put on a water tube it flipped held him under. Had to run in and save him. Just never trusted plastic items they could wear or get on. Good hub.

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prektjr.dc 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

As a business manager, I understand that some people just deliberately are irresponsible and that the owner of the facility, or in this case the city, has a responsibilty to maintain the health and safety of both people and the environment. That being said, I would imagine that even one child's safety would trump all else and there could be some method to encourage a community responsibility to help ensure the environmental protection. In protest, be sure to offer an alternative method to offset the irresponsible actions of the few to benefit the masses. A local television station may support this by offering a advertising spot to inform the public of the need for responsible use of the flotation items. Good hub! Best of luck to your city! I voted up, useful and interesting!

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