As a youth who lives in West Sechelt, there is little to do on the Coast other than sit at home, play sports or cause trouble.
Lately, vandals have taken root in my neighbourhood, feeling the need to plaster their tag on the mailboxes, and just being silly. Or so I thought.
As I was driving home, past children playing on the roads, I noticed the ďNĒ word written on a street sign on the most populated street in the area.
I am just as white as the next person who lives here, but I cannot tolerate the ignorance, and I just canít tolerate the hate language. Maybe itís because the kids are bored, maybe they are just ignorant, and maybe if they had something else to do, they wouldnít feel the need to contribute to the hate machine. Iím just worried that maybe someone wonít feel safe here. Who knows what theyíll tag next?
So my question is: Gibsons has a youth program that reaches out to kids and gives them something to do, and a place to hang out. Why donít we have one of those?
Cassidy Clayton, West Sechelt