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Sudbury splash pad project nearing fundraising goal

Sudbury Star

The proposed Twin Forks Playground splash pad. Supplied photo

The Twin Forks Playground splash pad project only needs $5,000 to meet its fundraising target.

The Ward 8 Community Action Network (CAN) and the Twin Forks Neighbourhood Association started the fundraising campaign in 2018, with an initial contribution of $94,000 from the City of Greater Sudbury’s Healthy Community Initiative.

Since then, the project has raised $110,000 towards the installation of a splash pad at Twin Forks Playground in New Sudbury. The target is to raise $115,000.

“There are over 1,300 children under 14 years of age within easy walking/biking distance of Twin Forks Park, and not all have resources to frequent local lakes or swimming pools,” Ward 8 CAN chair Rachelle Niemela said in a release. “Our goal is to provide an opportunity for families and youth in the area to use the park more often as a safe and friendly place to meet new people, play, and cool off in the summer. We are so close to making this project happen.”

The eco-friendly splash pad will run on a push-button system and will include seating and landscaping. If the campaign surpasses its funding goal, there is the possibility of also including a shade structure, small change room, and additional seating.

“We’re sending the call out to those that spend time at Twin Forks, live in the Ward 8 area or have friends or family that do, do business in New Sudbury, or those who simply want to support a great cause,” says Niemela. “Every contribution makes a difference.”

If you are interested in contributing to the Twin Forks Splash Pad project, visit ward8sudbury.ca for more information.

About the Ward 8 Community Action Network (CAN)
The Ward 8 Community Action Network (CAN) is a City of Greater Sudbury supported citizen volunteer group, with members working to make a difference in their community. The Ward 8 CAN brings people together to build a strong, vibrant and healthy community, emerging from the collaborative efforts of citizens who care about where they live. In short, the CAN provides resources to ensure the Ward 8 neighbourhood is the best it can possibly be.

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