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Qualicum Beach creates toy library at the waterfront

Children can borrow toys during their time at beach
Qualicum Beach has installed a toy library at the waterfront where children can borrow toys during their time at the beach. (Contributed photo)

The Town of Qualicum Beach has installed a toy library on the waterfront that will be in place from June until late summer.

It's a new storage box where donated beach toys can be stored and shared by the public. Children can now borrow the toys at the library and make their time at the beach at lot more enjoyable.

Council fully supported the initiative and endorsed a policy that would now see the town inspect and maintain the library. There are also mechanisms included for the public to report any concerns related to the toys and the use of the library. 

The idea was also supported by Qualicum First Nation Chief Michael Recalma, who scoured the waterfront with Mayor Teunis Westbroek in choosing the ideal spot for the library, located by the boat ramps and near the restaurant.

"Anytime we put something along a very sensitive area, as far as archaeologically speaking is concerned, we invite the advice from our Chief Recalma and we walked along the beach and we thought that was the place," said Westbroek.

Coun. Anne Skipsey said they're excited to see the library at the waterfront. She plans to donate some toys to the library and went on to invite the community to do the same.

Staff will remove and store the library at the end of summer. 



Michael Briones

About the Author: Michael Briones

I rejoined the PQB News team in April 2017 from the Comox Valley Echo, having previously covered sports for The NEWS in 1997.
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