Summer in Vancouver is winding down. This is Labour Day weekend, traditionally marking last-chance visits to the Pacific National Exhibition (“Win a house! Win a car!” … and enjoy my favourite, the roller coaster!), back-to-school shopping and excitement about the new school year for the young ones, even as families eke out the last remaining days of summer vacation.
While a strike and labour issues have created uncertainty this year as to when public school students will actually resume studies, college and university students and other young adults – such as those here at Kits Beach – find ways to temporarily eclipse such matters. Instead, they’re nabbing every last minute of daylight to enjoy the sun, sand, great company and athleticism all ’round them.