Angela Williams

City of Williams Lake accepts $20,000 contribution for Kiwanis Park upgrades

City of Williams Lake accepts $20,000 contribution for Kiwanis Park upgrades

  • Nov. 30, 2012 10:00 a.m.

The City of Williams Lake will be in a position to begin work on two projects in Kiwanis Park next year, due to a generous donation from the Kiwanis Club, said the city in a press release.

The Club has donated $20,000 to the City: $15,000 to improve the gazebo, and $5,000 to rebuild the water fountain.

“Partnerships are critical when it comes to community projects, and this contribution from the Kiwanis Club is a perfect example,” said Mayor Kerry Cook. “I know my grandchildren are among the many that make use of Kiwanis Park, and these improvements will make a fantastic park that we can all be proud of even better.”

“The Kiwanis Club has always been a part of this park, and always will be,” said Alison Sutherland-Mann, President of the Williams Lake Kiwanis Club. “We’re proud to continue this tradition with this contribution.”

In June 2012, City staff were invited to do a presentation to the Kiwanis Club regarding park improvements, staff presented a variety of projects to the club that they felt would be beneficial for a City-Kiwanis Club partnership. The Kiwanis Club of Williams Lake has been an active service club since the 1950s, and has donated to the park many times since then.

City staff will begin planning for these projects, which will include concepts on how a new and improved water fountain should function and what it may look like. The gazebo will require a complete upgrade with a new look and possible larger size in order to accommodate families and children that use the park on a daily basis.



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