Wanting a recreational extreme sport that he and his family enjoy, Jim Salter and his family decided to take it one step further and turn it into a business. Since the second week in July, residents of Parrsboro and visitors alike have been able to do a little "paint balling" at Line of Sight Adventures on Western Avenue in Parrsboro.
"It's fun and my youngest son wanted a place to go play paint ball, and since there was nothing like that in Parrsboro I thought it would be a good opportunity to create a business," Salter said.
So far, Salter has taken three acres of the 25-acre plot of land where he intends to expand the area for other sports and extreme sports in the future. At the front piece, Salter said he intends to try something like mini golf for people to enjoy as well
"The idea is to give youth something to do," Salter said, adding that playing paint ball was the fastest growing extreme sport in North America.
Taking on Line of Sight Adventures as a family business with his wife Shelley, two sons Chris and Jimmy and Jimmy's wife Brittany, he offers birthday party packages in addition to three variations of playing paint ball. One is "capture the flag," where each team tries to capture the other's flag. You can play by putting the flag in the centre, with each team trying to reach it first. Another way to play is "last man standing."
"This sport is definitely a way to keep people active," Salter said.
Line of Sight Adventures is hosting its first paint ball tournament on Sept. 26-27. For more information on the tournament, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.