Letters to the Editor

Poor example, dad

I was out with my dogs the other day, having enjoyed a beautiful walk along the boardwalk.

As we were returning to my car, that was parked near the children’s playground, I happened to notice what looked to be a father riding an adult tricycle with a child seated at the front and accompanying him were two young boys, riding their own bicycles.

I was thinking at the time that it was a perfect day for a family outing. That thought was soon replaced by shock and disgust as I then watched this group cross the road to the small park adjacent to the playground where geese usually gather and start to shout and holler with apparent delight as they recklessly weaved in and out through a rather large gaggle of geese, who were scattering in every direction to avoid being hit.

The cyclists then quickly left the scene riding in the direction of the main road above the park.

I am still dumbfounded as to the obvious and blatant disregard for our wildlife, not to mention the behaviour of the so-called adult in this group.

C’mon dad — you owe it to your kids to provide them with a much better role model!

T. Cunningham

 

Parksville

 

 

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