Four-year-old Felix Roberts demonstrates how easily he can reach the tap at the new EZ PZ site. Photo submitted

Four-year-old Felix Roberts demonstrates how easily he can reach the tap at the new EZ PZ site. Photo submitted

New washroom gives Rossland parents a bathroom break

“EZ PZ” washrooms designed to be family-friendly

It’s going to be a little easier for parents to take their kids to the washroom at the Rossland Museum.

The museum’s renovated washrooms make it Easy Peezy for children to do their business.

The Easy Peezy Family Friendly Washroom’ (better known as “EZ PZ”) has officially opened at the museum and discovery centre.

“We are thrilled to be an EZ PZ location for families in Rossland,” says Emily Roberts, marketing and operations co-ordinator. “Families are welcome to use our facilities without paying admission for programs, events or the museum as we are a visitor centre and open year-round. We also offer ongoing family-friendly and children’s programming, so the EZ PZ site seemed to be a great fit.”

EZ PZ family washrooms are a partnered initiative with the Family Action Network (FAN) and local businesses and organizations.

“When FAN was first established, our priority projects were based on a region-wide survey that asked parents what could be done to make our region more family-friendly,” says Christy Anderson, FAN executive director. “Increasing the availability of family-friendly washroom amenities was at the top of that list.”

An EZ PZ washroom must meet a standard set of criteria to receive the EZ PZ designation. In addition to maintaining a clean facility, amenities include a change-table, step-stool for little ones to reach the sink, large garbage can and a hook to hang diaper bags or other personal items.

“These seemingly small additions to a washroom facility make all the difference for families with little ones. Adding a step stool so caregivers don’t have to hoist the children up to the sink in order to reach the soap and water is a big help,” Anderson says.

In addition to Laundry Dog Laundromat, and the Rossland Public Library, families can now access a third convenient location at the museum.

Museum happenings

The museum, open year-round, has regular winter hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We host one family event each month,” says Roberts. “For December, we have a few special happenings for children.”

Bring your family to the Jolly Jamboree on Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. and the kids’ day on the 24th, featuring a film in the theatre and a take-home craft. On Dec. 31 the museum is offering a children’s film and craft time to celebrate the last day of the year.

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