Letters: Let us do…

Bike skills park will encourage healthy living for youth

This is a small community in a big world.  A world that is rife with obesity, consumerism, and pollution. What is being proposed is a step in the right direction. Let our community be an example.  We are fortunate to not yet be over-developed.  We are growing. Let us grow as our own community and not just a bedroom community to feed those big box stores in Langford.

We have the opportunity to build something that will showcase the beautiful town in which we live.  We have experts in the field willing to contribute.

Lorien Arnold has invited big names from the biking community to our town to see what natural beauty is available for the world to enjoy.  He has encouraged youth to be political, active and make good choices. He chooses to keep a small business in his own town, rides his bike to work. He is a leader and mentor for the youth  of our community, not to mention the rest of us.

Let us not be the community that has a high rate of youth drug, and alcohol abuse, or of  high school drop outs. Let us be the community that has an extremely high rate of active and healthy youth, and maybe we’ll have a bike pro come out of our midst.

Studies have shown that children who play outside are more likely to care about environmental effects on the world. Let us be a community with youth who care.

A biking community lets people, often youth with extremely high energy levels have an outlet. What would those youth be doing if not biking with the Sooke Bike Club every week?

The people who love biking, and who are excited about the park, will help to maintain the park.  Part of the fun for them is the building and maintaining of jumps and tracks.

I am not saying that the bike skills park will solve all of the problems in our community. Let us start by believing in our future. Let us start by building towards something, so that we can  have a well-rounded community that all walks of life can enjoy.

Katriona Mitchell

Sooke

Just Posted

Island Health, service providers meeting to talk about used needles in Victoria

Recent public needle-prick incidents prompt call to reduce number of needles found

Announcement for Sooke Road improvement expected this week

Premier promising ‘preliminary’ work, with more on the way

Dozens rally outside Premier’s office for sick Sooke boy

Six-year-old Landen Lanthier needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Sooke’s Most Wanted

The following individuals are wanted by the Sooke RCMP as of Jan.… Continue reading

Victoria airport reaches nearly two million passengers in 2017

This year expected to see additional growth

Community rallies behind Sooke boy with rare condition

Dozens called on government to cover cost of drug for six-year-old Landen Alexa

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Wanted by Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers for the week of Jan. 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

UPDATE: Friends mourn boy, 15, killed in Vancouver shooting

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

LETTERS: More roads? More Cars? No thanks.

Climate change is real. Ecological destruction is real. Who out there who… Continue reading

LETTERS: Sooke roads not racetracks

What can we as a community do about the blatant law breakers… Continue reading

Most Read