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Summerland Festival of Lights supports new skatepark

New Summerland Skatepark logo will be used in fundraising effort
Image Credit: District of Summerland
November 17, 2016 - 4:21 PM

The District of Summerland is launching a fundraising initiative Friday, November 25th, at Summerland’s Festival of Lights

The Summerland Skatepark Committee will be selling Summerland Skatepark shirts at their booth on Main Street. Shirts are selling for $20 and snap-back hats are available for $25. Both items are great stocking stuffers to support a new Skatepark. “There has been a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for the Summerland Skatepark logo contest.” Says Erick Thompson, Chairperson, Summerland Skatepark Committee. “We're encouraging everyone to show their support by purchasing a shirt or making a donation." 

The final design by New Line Skateparks Inc. has been selected.  The new, highly visible 10,000 square foot Skatepark will provide a safe, professionally designed surface with unique features for all ability levels.  This modern, aesthetically pleasing design will be a healthy, positive site for social and physical activity in Summerland for residents and visitors of all ages. The design will include features to promote and encourage family usage and a multi-generational presence at the park.

School District 67 has donated the land for the new site, which is located on the corner of Jubilee and Rosedale Road on the northeast section of Summerland Secondary School playfield.  The Penny Lane Society has led the way with a donation of $135,000.  A $300,000 Canada 150 Grant application has been requested for the project and an announcement regarding successful applicants is expected sometime over the next 6 months. The total cost of the project is $594,200.   

“We are thrilled so far with the support from the community, businesses and school board. The new Skatepark will be a central feature for Summerland, attracting new visitors to the downtown core and enhancing the attractiveness of our community” says Mayor Peter Waterman.

If you are not able to attend the Festival of Lights, the Summerland Skatepark shirts and hats will be for sale at the Summerland Aquatic & Fitness Centre on Kelly Avenue or Summerland District Hall on Henry Ave.

Donations can be made online, or in person at the Summerland District Hall – 13211 Henry Ave.  For more information email or call 250-494-6451.  Donations of any amount are welcome.  Tax receipts will be issued.

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