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
"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."
SOURCE: CALYPSO THEME WATERPARK
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