During the 2019 and 2020 seasons, the Terry Fox Park Committee has been upgrading the playground equipment in the park. In 2019 we removed an old set of swings and teeter totters, and installed two new playground pieces; a disc swing and a rocker. In 2020 we are moving and restructuring the existing wood play structure, and installing a new double bay set of swings. Thank you to Westoba Credit Union Westoba Inspire Program, and Government of Manitoba Building Sustainable Communities Program, for the grant funds to purchase the Orb Rocker and the Volito playground pieces.
Accessibility Project - Accessible Parking pad, Sidewalks, and Picnic Tables
In the summer of 2017 the Terry Fox Park Committee applied for a grant through the Enabling Accessibility Fund offered by Employment and Social Development Canada of the Government of Canada. Our proposed project was approved for construction to begin in the Spring of 2018. In summary, this project included building a parking pad for handi transit vehicles, connected to a sidewalk leading into the park to a patio with wheelchair accessible picnic tables, and also connected to a sidewalk leading back to join the existing town sidewalk. The total cost of the project was approx. $49,000 and a grant of $32,000 was approved. This project has allowed us to add features to the park to create a destination for people with all levels of mobility.
In the fall of 2012, members of the Terry Fox Park committee along with a few community volunteers undertook the project of completely regrading and reshaping the beach, starting at Terry Fox Park and stretching along the shore to the Pelican Yacht Club. Approximately 200 yards of sand was used to make these improvements. Further work will be done in 2013 to complete this project.
On Saturday, June 30, 2012, a few members of the Terry Fox Park Committee along with some volunteers constructed and launched a swim platform. It is located a short distance off the playground beach, and has already attracted a lot of attention and has been used and enjoyed by visitors to the park. Here are a few pictures of the construction and launching of the swim platform:
June 2012 - **GRAND OPENING**
Construction has been completed! Terry Fox Park Committee will be having a Grand Opening of the new restroom / change room on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 11:00 am. Come join us at the park to have a look at the new building!
Construction on the new restroom / change room is nearly finished, and should be completed and ready for public use on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The Terry Fox Park Committee would like to thank all of those who made donations and volunteered their time or services to help with this project:
Manitoba Housing and Community Development - Community Places Program
Manitoba Community Services Council Inc.
R.M. of Riverside
Pelican Yacht Club
Hot 'N' Frosty
Jamison Funeral Home
Lewis & Jones Agencies
Ninette & District Activity Centre
Roger and Marie Renaud
The Grocery Box
Westoba Credit Union
Kate Lewis Financial
Willard and Faye Struth
YBR Drafting & Design
Chicken Corral Restaurant
Del and Darlene Brown
Wawanesa Backhoe Service
Dale and Joanne Westman
Restroom construction progress pictures.
The Terry Fox Memorial Park committee is undertaking the construction of a restroom /change room. This project will be jointly funded by the RM of Riverside, the Province of Manitoba Community Places Grant, and local funding by the Terry Fox Memorial Park committee. The estimated cost of this project is just over $42,000.
The community of Ninette offers a beach and park area that many townspeople and visitors have come to enjoy. The fact that there are currently no public facilities, limits the usage of the area for many people. The addition of this restroom / change room will add the potential for increased growth and tourism to this area, which benefits the entire community including local businesses.
We are looking for your financial support with this community project, as well as local volunteers to help with construction, and donations of time / services from tradesmen.
- Monetary donations of $25 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt
- Donations of $250 or more will receive recognition on a plaque to be mounted on the building
- Donations of $500 or more will receive enhanced billing on the above mentioned plaque
Any revenues raised over and above the cost of this project will be used towards the dock structures at the park, as well as the construction of a swimming platform.