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Making a splash: Grand opening of new Fenelon Falls splash pad

Grand opening of new Fenelon Falls splash pad

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All residents are invited to join the Fenelon Falls Rotary Club as they celebrate the grand opening of the new Fenelon Falls Splash Pad on Saturday June 16th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Garnet Graham Park in Fenelon Falls.

In addition to the ceremonial ribbon cutting and a few words from local dignitaries, there will be free juice, hot dogs and giveaways for the kids. The hot dogs are being served by volunteer firefighters of the Fenelon station.

The Fenelon Falls splash pad project was constructed as a community led project. The Fenelon Falls Rotary Club managed the project, including spearheading community fundraising. The City contributed to the project through tax support from the 50/50 Capital Partnership Fund and will maintain the facility. The project was also funded by the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporations/Eastern Ontario Development Program (CFDC/EODP).

The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) advances economic development in rural eastern Ontario. Through EODP, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is collaborating with Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in eastern Ontario to promote the growth of new and existing businesses in rural communities.

“This is a worthy community project that is accessible to all residents of Kawartha Lakes. We look forward to the Grand Opening,” says Mayor Andy Letham.

According to project leader James Sackston, the Fenelon Falls Rotary Club also will use the event to officially launch their next major project: new washrooms and change-rooms at the Garnet Graham Beach.

While the current change-rooms have been repaired for use this summer, construction will start on brand-new facilities in the fall of this year.

The change-room project is expected to have a budget of under $200,000 and is expected to be completed for the 2018/19 season.

 

A graduate of the University of Toronto, Trevor Hutchinson is a songwriter, writer and bookkeeper and is Vice Chair of Kawartha Lakes Food Source. He serves as Contributing Editor at The Lindsay Advocate. He lives with his fiancee and their five kids in Glenarm, Kawartha Lakes.

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