How safe are your children while they are participating at an activity? Does the owner of the club or studio care or have safety as a priority? Is winning, profits or their priorities more important?
If an owner has been notified of incidents occurring that jeopardize safety are they liable if future incidents occur?
Lets use a recent event attended by a dance parent in a nearby town known for a rather troubled and dangerous downtown core (its not Oakville). Is it reasonable for dance competitions to be held in an area known to have drug dealing, criminals or other types of wandering public?
Let us ask you…..if you were a parent walking to your car with a child (under 12) and witnessed a brutal physical attack in front of you whereby you and the child had to run to your car, lock yourself in, phone 911 for police help ….and then told the establishment of the event the next day asking that future competitions not be held at this arena because the local police confirmed how unsafe the area was…..what response would you expect from the owner of this establishment?
We would expect the event never to be held in this area again so that the children and their families would be safe. Is this a reasonable request?
What would you say if many parents talk openly about the type of people around this event because the issue is so visible?
How can parents protect their children and themselves even if owners do not do what seems reasonable and safe?
Let us know what you think?