May Long Week end

Ahhh the long week end!! Nothing better than packing up and going camping after a long and cold winter. The May long week end gives Canadians a chance to get out and enjoy summer after being stuck in the house all winter. We get to go camping, and enjoy a bbq with steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and maybe even a beer or two. A chance to let loose. There is nothing wrong with going out and having a few drinks, responsibly.

The issue is too many people go out and over do it. For some reason people go crazy this week end and forget common sense, they put themselves and others at risk. Alberta has a history of having fatal collisions every May long week end. Unfortunately it is normally multiple fatal collisions. The R.C.M.P. try to increase their presence on the roads during this long week end in an attempt to prevent this type of incident from occurring, but we can’t be every where.

I am more worried about what happens in my County than the rest of Canada and have faith in the kids here. I have been impressed by how they handle things when they are out in social gatherings. Just keep doing what you are doing, watch out for your friends and if they have had too much to drink… Don’t be afraid to STEP IN! Take care of each other and have a safe long week end.