July 13, 2018

Inflatable play palace or death trap? Edmonton educrats ban “bouncy castles”

David MenziesMission Specialist

The safety-first educrats running Edmonton Public Schools have now banned bouncy castles, various other inflatables and trampolines at the city’s 213 schools.


Thanks to their dedication to the war on fun, we can all go to sleep at night with a clear conscience knowing that the little ones won’t be traumatized by some inflatable play palace that’s actually a death trap.

According to an Edmonton Journal story, the latest ban applies to any inflatable attractions supported by a blower, which schools sometimes rent as part of year-end celebrations.

School spokeswoman Carrie Rosa says the inflatable ban is justified thanks to a couple of students at Victoria School of the Arts that were hurt last year while playing on an inflatable. And Edmonton Schools take the safety of its students “very seriously.”

As per usual, there was no consultation with parents regarding the ban, which also includes obstacle courses and even slides.

All this because in the past two years, about 80 people in Alberta were treated for injuries due to playing on an inflatable device?

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commented 2018-07-14 15:00:47 -0400
I guess they couldn’t find any lemonade stands to shut down. At least the kids got a lesson out of it. When the government comes to take things away from you they’ll tell you that it’s being done for your own good.
commented 2018-07-13 19:38:27 -0400
Word is Junior is getting his very own $7,500 Bouncy Castle to go in beside his swing set, oh joy.