Reposted by Rick McCharles from GymnasticsCoaching.com
My home town Calgary is not quite as stupid as, for example, Hamilton. :-)
But we’re pretty stupid. Socialist nations like Canada have governments with enough spare time to invent city bylaws like: “those who slide outside the city’s 18 approved hills could face a $100 fine”.
Calgary’s media has made much ado about the city’s tobogganing rules in recent weeks — to the point where Mayor Naheed Nenshi blamed “bored journalists” trying to stir up controversy.
Now Rick Mercer has taken it upon himself to poke a bit of fun at (the) bylaw ..
(For the record, the city does not recall ever giving out a tobogganing fine. Ever.)
Click PLAY or watch comedian Rick Mercer on YouTube.
Certainly no Calgarian I know pays any attention to tobogganing restrictions. We slide wherever we want. But with one eye out in case a Toboggan Cop shows up. :-)
Over protective restrictions on youth activity contribute to child obesity. We want kids tobogganing more, not less.