I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer. The weather certainly has been great. Although summertime is usually a time of year that people like to relax and take some time off, the Sackville Kinsmen Club has been hard at work on a new project. The club is trying to secure funding for their latest project, the Kinsmen Club Splash Pad which will be located in Kinsmen Park at First Lake in Sackville.
The Splash Pad will be roughly 1,600 sq ft. and will be a combination of ground nozzles that spray water upward and other features like a rainbow, mushroom, tree showers and buckets of water that fill up and tip over continuously. There is no standing water in the park meaning there is little or no need for lifeguards. In an effort to be environmentally friendly, the park will use a recycled water system. The park will also be wheelchair accessible and is designed to accommodate families ranging in all ages. I think adding the splash pad to the park is a great idea and I thank the Kinsmen for all of their work on the project. I certainly plan to support them in whatever way I can and I would encourage you all to do the same.
I also want to acknowledge the hard work of the Weir Rockin' volunteers and the Springfield Lake Recreation Association for putting on another successful concert this year. The first summer concert in 2007 was a sell-out and the concert continues to be a sellout event nearly every year, including this year, which was headlined by Kim Mitchell, Platinum Blonde and Prism. I know how much people look forward to the event every year -- so thank you for all of your hard work.
It's hard to believe that summer is almost over for students. As we head back in to the school year it is important to note that the speed limit in school zones was recently reduced from 50 km/h to 30 km/h. Alberta, British Columbia and New Brunswick already have a 30 km/h speed limit in school zones as do many American states. I'm very happy that our government was able to introduce this legislation. I look forward to continuing to research best practices that will promote the health and safety of people in Sackville-Cobequid and in all areas of the province.
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