After an incredibly active month, with local businesses, community organizations, families, and individuals of all ages and abilities who took part, North Grenville was crowned Canada’s Most Active Community, logging over 9.9 million minutes.
Along with the title, came a grand prize of $100,000 to be used towards recreational amenities that will promote ongoing physical activity in the community.
“The ParticipACTION funds will be used to establish more outdoor recreational opportunities in North Grenville. We know how much residents – young and old - appreciate the opportunity to be active. We are so proud of what we accomplished and look forward to leveraging these dollars for the benefit of all,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“We encourage residents to let us know what matters to them,” added Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman.
The recreational opportunities for the public to rank in order of preference include:
- Investments in Hamlet recreational infrastructure combined with new adult fitness equipment;
- Upgrades to BMX pump track at Riverside Park;
- Establishment of new pickleball courts at Riverside Park;
- New and upgraded docks and launches throughout North Grenville, including urban and rural paddler access;
- Improving active travel connectivity to parks (eg. Investment in trails and pathways);
- Lighting Soccer Fields at South Gower Park
- Other (please specify)
The recreational opportunities were identified based on, the ParticipACTION funding guidelines, public priorities that came out of the 2020 Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan, input from the public during the Community Better Challenge, and are within the $100,000 budget.
The survey is available online here:
Hard copies are available at the North Grenville Municipal Centre and the North Grenville Public Library.