Sunday, September 25, 2011

New sand coming (hopefully)

I wrote a letter to councillor Perks and our parks supervisor to inquire about 9 items where I felt the park could be improved. Peter White replied with the following email referencing 2 of my suggestions. The text is below:
Hello Joel,

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
Parks Supervisor
Wards 14, 18 & 19
Phone: 392- 7945
Fax: 392- 4186

Monday, September 12, 2011

Become an author and post away

I've heard that a few people would like to post on the blog. You are welcome and encouraged to. Just email me at 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!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Those who stand together shall slide together.

Welcome. A long time coming, the new Ritchie Parkette Blog is here to help us share experiences, complaints and suggestions concerning our little parkette at 77 Ritchie. Hopefully, our Councillor, Mayor, Parks Superintendent, and even the principal at Bishop Marrocco, will see that we care about our little community and together we can advocate to make it a better place. Feel free to join and post anything you wish.