Ask a kid what they want to make a
friendly community and the answer is usually I don't
know or everything is boring around here. Think about
it there is lots to do just put a little thought
into. Kids what would you do without electronic
devices? Go camping and get back to the basics!
there is not enough for them to do and
there is not enough part time jobs
Kincardine could definitely use a
splash park movie theatre that is open year round and
a family/youth friendly hangout i.e. Palasad in London
ON on a smaller scale.
Mac's Milk on main street hates
teenagers as they only allow 3 in at a time due
to mistrust. Also the Esso Curry corner does NOT ID
ILLEGAL TEENAGERS buying smokes. They will sell
smokes to anyone.
The aztec is closed from October to
May. The bowling alley doesnt do rock n bowl nights.
Thats just the tip of the iceberg. Not surprised when
I read the police reports and see that they have
to bring 13 year olds home after midnight. They are
bored. They have nothing better to do than hang out on
the main street. It doesnt mean they are actually
There are many activities available
for youth in Kincardine including swimming soccer
baseball hockey the youth coalition dancing acting
music and other arts and crafts programs. Youth in
Kincardine just have to want to attend theses programs
and not hang out on the street all night.
There are opportunities and various
activities for youth but more can always be done to
include all youth.
There is not much for the kids at all!
When I was a kids we had the drivein rollar rink
outdoor pool ext. I would love to see a fulltime
theatre in town and splash park. Maybe even an outdoor
ice rink in the winter.
Too few adults care enough to monitor the
activities of our young teens. Many get up to things they
shouldn't. We should have more choice of things to do/
places to go where they can socialize in appropriate way!
We could always have more activities though.
An indoor playground would be great for the long winters
when the roads are closed :)More childrens entertainment in
the winter all around:)
We have made some efforts to move in that
direction but must make a greater commitment to making
this a community in which youth can play learn and
work. Sustainability planning process will give us
some additional information about what we must do for
youth. However we must also expect youth to
participate in community life volunteer work civic
what is there for kids ages 12-16?
Yes I think so there is a lot more to do
than I think people realize you really have to look for it.
To that end it could become significantly more youth
friendly by increasing access to activities. There are
things the municipality could do to help i.e. public
basketball courts outdoor rink a youth centre and a
directory of available activities.