Re-Open the Tahsis Rock Climbing Wall
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The purpose of this petition is to illustrate the support of the public towards the potential re-opening of the Tahsis rock climbing wall. The Village of Tahsis Council has agreed to recognize this support as they consider offering the climbing wall facility for public use at the Tahsis Recreation Center.
The vision is to offer, assuming that legal and insurance requirements are met, people of all ages access to the climbing wall and to have a certified instructor supervise and teach them how to belay and climb safely. This would significantly support the physical & mental well-being of the residents and guests of Tahsis and would allow the community to better utilize the recreation resources that are available.
The re-opening of the rock-climbing wall will inevitably come with financial demands and logistical considerations. Expenses will include replacing expired textiles (i.e. ropes and harnesses), hiring an inspector to inspect the wall and purchasing any other necessary rock climbing equipment, for example. That being said, the Village of Tahsis Council must recognize that over $34,000 has already been spent on the installation of the wall and purchasing of rock climbing equipment when it was in operation prior to 2005. Fundraising, grant applications and donations can be utilized to collect funding, if necessary, to cover these expenses. In terms of logistics, there are many items that would need to be addressed such as supervision, belay tickets, safety protocols, etc. These expenses and logistical aspects can certainly be managed in a way that prioritizes the public's safety, the municipality's financial and legal protection and the sustainability of the rock climbing wall.
The local Director of Recreation is supportive of the project and is willing to help work towards its success. The Village of Tahsis Council has also expressed their support for the project, pending on proof of local support and further details on expenses and logistics.
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Hard copies of the petition are available at the Recreation Center, Building Supply and Post Office in Tahsis.
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