I wish I had a river I could skate away on. Or,at least a rectangular piece of ice in the park that my friends and I could use to play hockey . Unfortunately due to unseasonably warm temperatures, the city is behind on the rink flooding schedules. Normally my friends and I would be several weeks into our Friday night hockey league (its not much of a league, its more just a bunch of guys with sticks and skates who really aren’t that great at using them). However, today I recieved good news. The Lakeview rink will open for buisness soon! Yay!
According to Billie-Jo, our wonderful special programs coordinator, the Lakeview rinks will officially be ready for skating Monday. The skate shack will open around this time as well. Billie-Jo has asked that I give some helpful reminders regarding the rink and ice shack. They are as follows:
- The Ice Shack Will be Supervised.
- The hours of operation for the ice shack typically will be:
Weekdays, 6pm till 9pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 2 till 5 pm and then 7 till 9 pm.
- The ice shack will not open if the weather is colder than -25 degrees or warmer than +5 degrees.
Lace up your skates and get out there!
Every year, the LCA allocates a certain amount of money for community-based grants. However, much to our dissapointment, these grants often go unused. So every year we end up sitting on a mound (well, maybye not a mound but at the very least a decent-sized pile) of cash that nobody uses!
This is where you come in. The LCA is looking for people with ideas to help benefit our community. An idea can be something as simple as planting a tree, or organizing a class. One of our board members, Lily, is looking into getting a nice picnic table installed in our community gardens on Queen street. This is the perfect example of something simple that takes little effort to organized and benefits the community.
If you have an idea that you would like to carry out, simply read our grant policy, then fill out an application. If the LCA board likes the idea, then we dole out the cash and you get to start your project! Your idea must be implemented within Lakeview and must be availible to all citizens, free of charge. Other then those few restrictions, your options are limitless. Be creative, and send us your idea!
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