One of my absolute favourite summer memories growing up is my summers spent in Sylvan Lake with my family. My brother and I both played hockey and every summer were enrolled in the hockey camp there. My parents would load up the trailer and we’d make a vacation out of it, doing some camping, prepping for the hockey season and spending off days at Wild Rapids! It was our treat away from dry land training and bag skating. That’s why seeing this headline this morning crushed me!
The official press release from Wild Rapids Water Park says
“Today, we are faced with having to complete major renovations and improvements in order to meet the new building code, health and safety requirements. These include replacing some of the slides as well as the mechanical infrastructure which means that we would need to close for a season in order to complete the work.
As a result, we completed a budget in order to determine the feasibility of completing the improvements and still maintain a reasonable family fee structure that would be affordable. The end result of our analysis confirmed that it was not economically feasible for us to complete the improvements and meet our objective. Consequently, 2016 will the last year that the Wild Rapids Water Park will be operating.”
Looks like I’ll be making a trip to Sylvan this summer, for one last adventure with an old friend