Wild Waterworks implements smoking ban

News Apr 13, 2011 Ancaster News

The air at Wild Waterworks should be a little bit easier to breathe this coming summer.

After four years of restricting smoking within the facility, a total smoking ban will be implemented within the grounds and at the main entrance area.

“We promote Wild Waterworks as a venue for safe, enjoyable recreation,” said manager Shane Ormerod.

“It’s important that we address those activities that are contrary to that objective.”

The move comes on the heels of a pending city bylaw that would see regulation of smoking in outdoor spaces, particularly where children are present, such as municipal parks, playgrounds and wading pools.

According to a City of Hamilton Information report 77 per cent of residents are non-smokers, yet a national survey conducted in 2009 reported that 53 per cent of respondents were exposed to second-hand smoke on a sidewalk or in a park within the previous month.

Guests who want to smoke will have the opportunity to exit the facility temporarily and go into Confederation Park.

Wild Waterworks implements smoking ban

News Apr 13, 2011 Ancaster News

The air at Wild Waterworks should be a little bit easier to breathe this coming summer.

After four years of restricting smoking within the facility, a total smoking ban will be implemented within the grounds and at the main entrance area.

“We promote Wild Waterworks as a venue for safe, enjoyable recreation,” said manager Shane Ormerod.

“It’s important that we address those activities that are contrary to that objective.”

The move comes on the heels of a pending city bylaw that would see regulation of smoking in outdoor spaces, particularly where children are present, such as municipal parks, playgrounds and wading pools.

According to a City of Hamilton Information report 77 per cent of residents are non-smokers, yet a national survey conducted in 2009 reported that 53 per cent of respondents were exposed to second-hand smoke on a sidewalk or in a park within the previous month.

Guests who want to smoke will have the opportunity to exit the facility temporarily and go into Confederation Park.

Wild Waterworks implements smoking ban

News Apr 13, 2011 Ancaster News

The air at Wild Waterworks should be a little bit easier to breathe this coming summer.

After four years of restricting smoking within the facility, a total smoking ban will be implemented within the grounds and at the main entrance area.

“We promote Wild Waterworks as a venue for safe, enjoyable recreation,” said manager Shane Ormerod.

“It’s important that we address those activities that are contrary to that objective.”

The move comes on the heels of a pending city bylaw that would see regulation of smoking in outdoor spaces, particularly where children are present, such as municipal parks, playgrounds and wading pools.

According to a City of Hamilton Information report 77 per cent of residents are non-smokers, yet a national survey conducted in 2009 reported that 53 per cent of respondents were exposed to second-hand smoke on a sidewalk or in a park within the previous month.

Guests who want to smoke will have the opportunity to exit the facility temporarily and go into Confederation Park.