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KTH Park features new outdoor ice rink

January 28, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Two local volunteer Shelburne & District fire fighters, Tony Quesnelle and Andrew Kirkham, are responsible for bringing a neighbourhood together by creating an ice rink at KTH Park.
Humble in their endeavour, the two are eager to point out that many took part in the execution of their idea mentioning great thanks and appreciation to the Town of Shelburne for permission to build, the Shelburne & District Fire Board, who paid to have an outdoor tap installed which allows Kirkham and Quesnelle the ability to flood the rink each night, Shelburne Works Department who provided manpower and equipment when it came time to have the tap installed, and John’s No Frills of Shelburne who paid for the cost of the lumber which framed the rink.
No small task to get this rink accomplished. “The Shelburne & District Fire Board is comprised of the following Townships, Amaranth, Mulmur, Melancthon, Mono and the Town of Shelburne and they all came together to help us,” said Quesnelle. “The rink has been well received by the parents and children in the community. It makes it all worth while when you come here and see the smile on the kids faces as they play hockey or just skate around.”
Kirkham also points out, “We also want to thank the Works Department for helping us a lot with keeping the walkways into the rink clear so people can get there with ease, especially with strollers.”
The two volunteer firemen are neighbours making a difference to their neighbourhood and their community and are dedicated as they maintain the rink every night to ensure it gets flooded and snow is removed.
“I’m hoping we’ll have a rink every year now after this,” commented Quesnelle.
At any given time of day, kids can be found on that rink forming friendships, playing hockey, perhaps honing skills that could take them to the NHL, and we’ll remember the KTH Park ice rink, two volunteers firefighters and everyone involved in helping to make an idea into a reality so well received. As grateful as the volunteer fire fighters are, the community of Shelburne, parents and kids alike are equally grateful to them. This is what is known as, ‘The Good Stuff!’ and it’s right here in Shelburne!

By Alex Sher

         

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