The following is a statement issued today by Guy Drouin, owner and operator of the Calypso Theme Waterpark in Limoges, Ontario

OTTAWA, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - "As a world-leading and award winning water theme amusement park, Calypso is committed to the safety and security of the more than 400,000 visitors who come to our park on an annual basis.

"Since Calypso opened in 2010, we have worked closely with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) to ensure we meet every regulatory requirement. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit, with whom we have an excellent collaborative relationship, regulates the bulk of our operations, including the pools, catch basins, water quality, lifeguards and restaurants. The TSSA regulates water slides only.

"Both agencies perform on-site technical and safety inspections before the Waterpark opens in the summer and during the operating season. The licenses and authorizations we receive to operate the park are based on meeting strict regulatory standards for safety and security.

"Calypso has implemented all of the TSSA's safety related recommendations to date. Further, Calypso met with the TSSA in June 2013 and no additional concerns were raised.  However, we will continue to work closely with the TSSA to address any outstanding concerns and issues they may have.

"Calypso makes every effort to ensure our visitors have a great experience when they include us in their summer vacation plans. To deliver the best experience for our visitors, our 600 employees are trained to meet the highest safety and security standards. In fact, as an active member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and the World Water Park Association, we are considered a leader in the global water park industry.

"As a major economic driver and employer in the Eastern Ontario region, we feel responsible and accountable to the community to ensure our park is safe and secure. Over a 10-year period, Calypso Park will inject $750 million into the economy of Eastern Ontario."


For further information:

Annie Boucher
Fuse Communications and Public Affairs
613-863-3702 (voice and SMS) |  @runfuse

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