LETTER: Please, control your children

It would be nice if the parents, with children who are behaving badly for no good reason, read this letter.

I am a resident of the Kootenays and have lived here for the past eight years and have owned property here since 1990.

My husband and I love going to Ainsworth Hot Springs for a relaxing soak, pleasant conversation with visitors and locals, as well as watching people with their families having fun. It is such a wonderful place to be and we are thankful to be able to go there whenever we wish.

Unfortunately, the last few times we have been there, our trip has been spoiled by children screaming at the top of their lungs in the change room. There is nothing wrong with these children… not hurt, no soap in their eyes, in other words, just deciding to scream while their parents do nothing to discipline them. I don’t appreciate being subjected to this kind of noise abuse and uncivil behaviour, especially when I have come to the hot springs to relax and enjoy a peaceful timeout.

I can only imagine how the people who have come from a great distance feel.

It would be nice if the parents, with children who are behaving badly for no good reason, read this letter to understand how others feel at being subjected to their screaming children. I believe this won’t happen, because the people who need to read this letter, either won’t read it or will ignore what is being said.

I will not be going back to Ainsworth Hot Springs until school is back in session and summer holidays are over. I am sad to say that this is not only my loss, but other people as well.

I was told by a lady visiting from Alberta that she feels the same way. If these other people are visitors from far away, they may tell others not to go to Ainsworth.

It is unfortunate that a few spoil it for the many, with their lack of consideration.


Sandra Kennedy


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