Waskesiu Foundation - Enhancing the Waskesiu Experience
A registered charity supporting recreational, social, cultural and environmental activities that enhance the Waskesiu experience
Sport court concept
That's a wrap
You did it! The last few weeks of September were a whirlwind with dozens of donations coming in. Thanks to the amazing generosity of donors like you, the sport court project is now fully funded with a total of $155,448.63 raised.
Thanks to you, all ages and fitness levels will be invited to share a recreational adventure in the great outdoors. Activities like basketball, volleyball, soccer, floor hockey, dodgeball and shuffleboard will be enjoyed by multiple generations in the fresh Waskesiu air. We can hardly wait!
Project partner Parks Canada matched sport court donations received from September 16 to 30, ensuring donors could double their donation. We're so excited to share a matching gift of $15,000 from Parks Canada was received!
The final engineer's report from Parks Canada regarding site design was delayed, so it wasn't possible to complete the ground work before the early snowfall in October 2019. Work will continue in 2020.
In the meantime, we're planning our purchases including tons of sport court tiles, adjustable basketball hoop systems and much more. It's so exciting to see it all come together and we have you to thank.
Teamwork makes the dream work.
On a chilly July day in Waskesiu, we saw tons of kids, families, and visitors looking for the perfect activity to do together. It’s challenging on non-beach days to keep restless kids busy outside so they can burn off some energy. Luckily, a new mini golf course near the corner of Montreal Drive provides an amazing opportunity for families to play together outside, and it’s donors like you who made that happen. But there was still a big piece of Waskesiu's recreation puzzle to be completed.
We partnered with the Waskesiu Recreation Association to welcome the next big thing: the multi-use sport court. Playing in the fresh air surround by trees and nature just breathes summer. With funds in place, installation of the sport court would start in spring on part of the lawn bowling green.
Speaking of lawn bowling, the sport court is part of a Master Plan to complete renewal of the recreation property’s landscaping, pathways, lawn bowling, and picnic facilities. We're excited to watch it all come together in 2020!
Gifts of $25 and up are eligible for a tax receipt and will be recognized on the Waskesiu Foundation kiosk by the main beach. Gifts of $100 and up will be recognized on a donor recognition sign on the recreation property. Donors who made or pledged gifts of $1,000 or more for the sport court by September 15, 2019, received a $75 gift certificate from the Waskesiu Recreation Association to be used in 2020 for mini golf, tennis, pickle ball or towards an annual Waskesiu Recreation Association season pass.
We’re so excited to build the new sport court and complete the recreation area puzzle together. Thank you for your support!