Splash Pad official opening delayed

07/11/2017

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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is pleased to announce that the official opening ceremony for the Splash Pad Recreation Park has been re-scheduled to this Friday (July 14th) as opposed to Wednesday (July 12th) at the former K103 site. The date has been re-scheduled due to the landscaping not being complete.

Community members are invited to the ceremony, which will begin at 10am. The project took two months from groundbreaking to completion, though the planning phase began last year.

The facility will include the Splash Pad, a full-size basketball court and, eventually, a lacrosse rebound wall to be completed before the end of the year.

Sponsors include Mohawk Online; Lee Thompson & Family on behalf of Thompson Distillery; Onkwata’karitáhtshera (the ‘One Health’ commission); Tewateiáhsata’karí:tat (the indoor pool project committee); and Kennikaienta:a Cross & Family on behalf of Dynamic Fitness.

“We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this unique project,” stated Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton. “This is a great day for the community organizations and individuals who stepped up to make this a reality. But, more important, it’s an exciting day for the kids – and maybe some adults – who will use this facility.”

The Splash Pad & Recreation Park (and basketball court) project was built at a cost of approximately $250,000, all of which was provided by the above-mentioned sponsors.

Should it rain on July 14th, the opening ceremony will take place the following week (Monday) at 10am.