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Rotary Club donates $20,000 to Splash Pad

January 31, 2018

A pledge on behalf of the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie is helping bring Sault Ste. Marie's first splash pad project $20,000 closer to its goal.

Councillor Paul Christian, Chair of the Splash Pad Committee and Councillor Susan Myers, Co-Chair of the Splash Pad Committee were presented with a $20,000 donation on behalf of the Rotary Club in support of the splash pad.

"With 100 years of service, Rotarians are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and youth in our community," states Brent Lewis, President, Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie. "The splash pad will be a fully accessible activity for all to use and we see a real benefit and need for this in our community."

Splash pads are a colourful way to enhance the City's parks. They include engaging water features such as shower heads and spray jets with various activated, in-ground and above ground features that spray water in different patterns and directions cooling visitors off on hot summer days. The splash pad will provide hours of children's play in a free and inclusive way for families to enjoy active outdoor summer fun. In consultation with the community, the Parks and Recreation Master Plan as well as the youth friendly designation application determined the need for a splash pad in our community.

"In countless ways, the generous support of our donors will create possibilities for advancing the opportunities for the youth in our community. We are grateful that the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie recognizes and acknowledges the important role that the splash pad plays in our community with their gift," states Councillor Paul Christian.

To share your thoughts on the functions and features of the City's first splash pad, complete the online survey at saultstemarie.ca/splashpad. The City's splash pad committee is grateful to all its donors for continuing to see good things for our community.

In photo from left to right: Robert Carricato, Rotary President elect; Melinda Mills, Rotary Past President; Councillor Susan Myers, Co-Chair, Splash Pad Committee; Brent Lewis, Rotary President; and Councillor Paul Christian, Chair, Splash Pad Committee


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