Not so green at the Westerner

Before Westerner Days started — I believe it was the morning of the Westerner Days parade and I was listening to the Morning Buzz on Big 105.5 — they had said that the Westerner Days fair was going “green,” as in environmentally friendly.

Before Westerner Days started — I believe it was the morning of the Westerner Days parade and I was listening to the Morning Buzz on Big 105.5 — they had said that the Westerner Days fair was going “green,” as in environmentally friendly.

They said that at the fair they wouldn’t have the ride lights on until it was night (which makes sense cause you can’t really see them on in the day) and they said that there would be no smoking for public and for the fair’s ride and game operators, so people could have fresh air for little kids to be able to breathe in.

I went to the fair on Friday all day and I did not see any of that!

When I was in line for the ferris wheel, I could see the lights blinking and it was daytime and the sun was out. Why would you have the lights in the day? It wastes power.

Later in the day, I saw public smoking and carnies as well were smoking in the fair. I was not impressed.

If you’re going to say that you’re going to go green, then do so.

Like any other person, I don’t like to have to breathe in disgusting cigarette smoke from someone standing in front of me in line for a ride.

The same goes for people who have children, they shouldn’t have to either.

I hope that for next year, if you’re going to say you’re going to go green at the fair, then do so!

Alex Tomalty

Red Deer