Press from the December issue of SNAP.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Good times Tuesday night! Thanks everyone (expecially to photographer Jeff Beardall) for coming out and carving a new event into what seems to have become Halloween week. Our local Councillor, Gord Perks, came by to check out the action and say hi to some of the neighbours. It was awesome to have politics come down to the ground and interact with the citizenry.
On the heels of his visit, the Friends of Ritchie Parkette are writing a letter to Gord expanding on what we talked about on Tuesday. I'll keep you abreast of any details. By the way, Gord also said that next year we should talk to him about pumpkin removal a month in advance of next year's parade. Whoops.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Spook-tacular Halloween Bash at Ritchie Park.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Halloween is on a Monday this year. What does that mean? It means parents will endure the weekend before that beloved Monday with their children incessantly asking, ‘is it Halloween yet? Is it Halloween yet? IsitHalloweenyet? Isihalwnyt?’
NO it’s not Halloween!! Halloween isn’t until MONDAY.
Fret not frazzled parents; we have the answer.
"The Extravaganza Bonanza Spook-tacular Halloween Bash’ at Ritchie Park
The Bash will be held on the weekend prior to Halloween. So parents can now declare, ‘no Halloween isn’t until Monday BUT we can go to The Extravaganza Bonanza Spook-tacular Halloween Bash TODAY! So climb off that wall, Junior….Mitzy, put down the electric knife…and slap on your Halloween costumes!’.
The Extravaganza Bonanza Spook-tacular Halloween Bash will be held on Saturday October 29th at 4pm (rain date is Sunday October 30th at 2pm). There will be crafts and games and rumour has it a mad scientist has left some jars filled with frightful specimens throughout the park-stick your hand in, if you dare!!!!
We’ll have some snacks and little prizes for all. Pizza and juice boxes will also be served.
‘What can I do to help?’ Please email Laura or Lillian below and we can offer suggestions! We are hoping to make this is a group effort and anything you can do (juggle, face painting, speak to the dead) or bring (nut free treats, craft thingies, Halloween games) to make this a success will be greatly appreciated!
So save the date, whip up a costume, and join us at Ritchie Park!!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Thank you for your email regarding Ritchie Parkette. I enjoyed meeting with you back in July and look forward to working with your group to facilitate improvements in the park. I am able to comment on a couple of your questions.
I have contacted Parks Construction to take a look at the pergola and determine wether it is safe and what would be involved in removing it.
I will request that the replacement of the playground sand be included in the 2012 Minor Capital budget. In the mean time I will see if there is anything we can do with the existing sand to improve the conditions.
If you do locate wasp nests in the park, please let me know and I can have them removed.
Thanks again for your interest in Ritchie Parkette. Please feel free to contact me if you require anything further.
Peter A. White
Wards 14, 18 & 19
Phone: 392- 7945
Fax: 392- 4186
Monday, September 12, 2011
I've heard that a few people would like to post on the blog. You are welcome and encouraged to. Just email me at Joel@joelfreeman.com and I will make you an "author". I think you need a google account and if you don't have one it is a good excuse to join the 20th century. Plus it's free. I think "Blogger" which powers the blog has a free iPhone app so the Apple gang can post while watching the kids in the park. Cool!