A Place for Youth in Welland on the Waterfront

Posted Jun 11th, 2018 in In the News

A Place for Youth in Welland on the Waterfront

The Welland SkateBoard and BMX Park grand opening was this past weekend. 


Saturday, June 9th I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of the Welland Skateboard and BMX Park on Lincoln Street. Situated on the water and visible for all to see as they drive by, the skatepark is sure to be a fun spot for the youth of Welland for years to come. The day's events were packed with entertainment, the official ribbon cutting and a demonstration. 

I, along with the Canada's 150th Committee in Welland played a small part in the skatepark coming to fruition through a Canada 150 Infrastructure grant. The majority of the credit however goes to the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) - a project they have worked on for years.

Read: Welland skatepark opening follows 10-year grind

and

Welland celebrates skatepark as space for youth

Debi Katsmar having fun with the Canada 150 selfie frame
Debi Katsmar trying curling at Rink 150 February 2017
Debi Katsmar speaking with guests at her Connectfest Niagara event 2016
Debi Katsmar and her love for everything owl

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