Many thanks to St Paul’s Anglican Church congregants, Frances Hazell, Mary Chaikowsky and Arthur Thompson for the effort they have put into the two Memorial Gate flower beds in Lockwood Park.
The past couple of years, I weeded them in advance of the July 1 celebrations, but these orphan gardens needed a lot of TLC. What a difference some time and effort have made. Frances and Mary planted beautiful annuals in time for Canada Day and ensured they were watered and maintained all summer.
Last week, Frances, Mary and Arthur worked together to plant hydrangeas. I am sure they will be stunning next summer. Thank you for taking the initiative and making our park more colourful.
Many thanks to retired Brigadier-General Fred Lewis who confirmed with the Federal government that recognition of the war in Afghanistan 2001-2014 could be placed on our Cenotaph. Terry Thake did a very professional job, as you will see next time you stop to pay your respects in Lockwood Park. Please plan on joining us for the Remembrance Day Ceremony this year.
The swings and spinner are in place in Lockwood. Installation will take another day or so – waiting for mulch and cement to cure. Can’t wait!
Thanks to everyone who supported the Village in last year’s Aviva Insurance voting, we received a $10K grant for accessible playground equipment. It is being installed today in Lockwood Park. No tax dollars were used for any of the additions or changes in Lockwood. A Trillium grant provided funding for the stage, an Aviva grant covered the new playground equipment and the Lockwood Foundation donated $25K and matched funds ($75K) raised by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has contributed … the park has become a very popular place to spend time.
Come by the park later this afternoon and take a swing or a turn on the new equipment.
Well done Bundy, Scott, Troy and everyone else involved in supporting the Ontario Amateur Softball Association offering its pre-season Springboard Program Lockwood Field, Westport today. The clinics offered fun skills and drills to players in two age groups: 8 to 12 and 13 to 16. The younger group had approx 28 players this morning and there looked to be around 60 involved this afternoon. Players were doing drills to learn and practice the basic fundamentals of the game of fastball: Catching and Fielding, Throwing, Hitting. There is also a pitching session taught by Softball Ontario’s CANpitch instructors. Yes, right here in your Village. What a great event!