Saturday, 22 June 2013

Scenes from Adopt-A-Tree Kick-off

An enormous THANK YOU to all who came out to adopt a newly planted tree, and for working through the rain to spread a dumptruck load of mulch around them!

Special thanks to Urban Forestry to Urban Forestry for planting 80 new trees around the park (yes - 80!!), to City staff for providing mulch and tools, to Councillor Palacio for the park tour, to Park People and LEAF for hours of help with mulching, and to Tre Mari Bakery and Frank's Pizza for feeding us!

Treats for later

Volunteers from LEAF and Park People

LEAF taught us how to properly mulch a tree - see the donut?

Finishing planting of the ceremonial tree

LEAF, Park People, Councillor Palacio, FoEP

Here comes lunch - THANKS GIORGIO!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Looking Spiffy

We are very pleased to see the building adjacent to the wading pool (where the washrooms are located) is getting a fantastic paint job!

The City is also very aware that conditions inside this building leave a lot to be desired. We are delighted to hear that this building is slated for additional improvements in the future. 

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Stroller Fitness is Coming to the Park!

Summer stroller fitness is coming to the park starting in July! Register online or with the staff in the JJP CC office. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Summer Camps at JJP!

Only 2+ weeks left of school! Made any plans for your kids yet? Not to worry - spaces are still available in many of the day camps at Joseph J. Piccininni Community Centre, for ages 3 to 16 years!

Check out the wide range of specialities: soccer, sports, dance, gymnastics, biking, music, cooking and more! All camps include daily swimming, or trips to the wading pool for the younger campers.

Click below for program listings and online registration, or drop by the JJP CC and register in person with the staff in the office.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Thank you!

We recently put out a call for donations of gently used sand toys. A big thank you to whomever dropped off the first donation this weekend!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Welcoming a New Notice Board

There’s a wonderful new addition to our park: a lovely notice board! We’re happy to have a great new way for park users to connect with one another. 

A big thanks goes to Karinthia Battig, Parks Supervisor Ward 13 & 17, and Frank Ruffolo, JJ Piccininni Community Recreation Programmer, who made our humble wish a reality.