Two new Easy Peezy washrooms opened in downtown Rossland last Thursday.
The first is located in Laundry Dog, the first private business in Rossland to volunteer to host an Easy Peezy washroom. The second is at City Hall, where one of the men’s washrooms was converted into a family washroom.
Both Patricia Marshall-Thompson, owner of Laundry Dog, and Mayor Kathy Moore were on site for the launch of the Laundry Dog location, and then Moore and Christy Anderson, the Family Action Network (FAN) regional coordinator, proceeded to City Hall where they were joined by city staff for a ceremonial toilet paper ribbon cutting to open that location.
Both washrooms are available to parents with small children and have change tables and a stool so little kids can reach the sink to wash up.The benefit of the Easy Peezy washrooms, which can be identified by a sticker found on a business’s door or window, is that families don’t need to be a customer at the site. They can simply use the washrooms when they need to.
Combined with the Easy Peezy site at the Rossland Public Library, Rossland now has three family friendly washrooms in town.The washrooms are an inititative of FAN and came about when the organization asked Lower Columbia parents how they could make communities more family friendly. Parents responded asking for “more family friendly washrooms in our downtowns.”
FAN is still working to establish Easy Peezy sites in Lower Columbia communities and is actively seeking businesses and organizations to become Easy Peezy hosts.Those who would like more information can contact Anderson at 1-855-368-3707.