Following Consultations with its Family Oriented Clientele and its Legal Counsel - Calypso Valcartier Group Clarifies its Policies and Until Further Notice will Not Permit Female Toplessness at its Family Waterparks

LIMOGES, ON, July 19, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Calypso Valcartier Group's senior management announced the company's policy regarding female toplessness at their family themed waterparks in Ontario and Quebec.

Calypso, in Limoges which is just outside Ottawa and Valcartier, near Québec City, announced this morning, until further notice, its clear and official policy regarding female visitors to their parks who wish to go topless

"After consulting with our clientele and with our legal advisors in Quebec and in Ontario, we have agreed that in our family waterparks, women must continue to wear swimwear which covers the top (bust) and the lower parts of their bodies.  It is not out of a sense of modesty that we have made this decision but rather it is simply because we have listened to the views of our family oriented clientele on this matter," stated Louis Massicotte, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Calypso Valcartier Group, the largest waterpark operators in Canada.

Neither Calypso nor Valcartier will provide further comment on the recent application filed before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, except to reiterate its respect for the rights of all, including children, who wish to visit their parks to enjoy a magical experience.

About Canada's Largest Themed Waterpark

Officially opened in Summer 2010 and representing a total investment of nearly $65 million, Calypso stands out through its sheer size covering over 100 acres and featuring 35 heated waterslides, 100 water games, Canada's largest wave pool and its tallest waterslide.  As a leader in the Canadian waterpark industry, Calypso is at the forefront of technology and innovation adhering to the highest industry standards.  Calypso was awarded the top 2015 Travellers' Choice Award by TripAdvisor® Canada.  In 2012, Calypso received the Ottawa Tourism's Innovation of the Year Award for its Summit Tower and again in 2014 for its Kongo Expedition Theme River – a $7 million dollar investment.  

About Village Vacances Valcartier Waterpark

The Calypso Valcartier Group also owns and operates Village Vacances Valcartier an outdoor waterpark located 20 minutes outside of Québec City.  This season, Valcartier also opens its doors on June 7th and like Calypso, it will also offer free admission to children under one meter in height in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday and the 375th birthday of the City of Montréal.  Opened in 1963 and with an investment of over $60 million, Village Vacances Valcartier is one of the prime recreational and tourism destinations in North America.  Village Vacances Valcartier offers families an all-season, year-round family holiday destination – an outdoor summer waterpark and a year round indoor waterpark -  Bora Park, the Hotel Valcartier and Spa, the largest winter playground in North America and the Hôtel de Glace.  Come summer or winter, Village Vacances Valcartier prides itself on being the destination of choice for families looking for fun and amusement all year round.

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SOURCE Groupe Calypso Valcartier

For further information: Florence Brouillard, Brouillard Communication, equipe@brouillardcomm.com, 418.682.6111

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