Joint councils discuss playground safety
Local directors named to provincial board
Recreation Directors Rob Button, Carbonear and Ian Flynn, Bay Roberts spoke at the Conception Bay North Joint Councils regular meeting May 28 in North River.
“They gave a slide presentation on playground safety, some of the things we might overlook,” said Joint Councils Chair Frank Evely. “Some of these things are simple to fix and others are a little more difficult.”
According to Evely the directors talked about the importance of having equipment in proper working condition and noted towns should always be alert for problems that could cause harm to a child or adult.
“They also pointed out the liability risk of having playground equipment that’s not properly maintained,” Evely said.
The directors gave a brief talk on the Baccalieu Summer Games as well.
“If any town would like an audit done on their playground, Ian Flynn is a certified playground inspector,” Evely said. “These guys are on the ball to see that their playgrounds are safe for kids to enjoy.”
Chairman Evely said “the new mayor of Salmon Cove, Roy Rose, was in attendance and given a grand welcome.”
The May 28 meeting was the final Joint Councils meeting before the fall election.
Along with Evely, the executive of Joint Councils includes Vice Chairman Aubrey Rose, Secretary Norma Bonnell and Treasurer Dave Murphy.
“The executive wishes everyone a happy summer,” the chairman said.
Meanwhile, both Rob Button and Ian Flynn have been named to the board of directors for Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador.
Button is the group’s president elect and will take over the top position at next June’s annual general meeting.
Flynn represents the Recre- ation Practitioners/ Facilities Committee.
Wanda Wight of Pasadena was re-elected president, Gerry Hall, St. John’s is secretary-treasurer and Todd Mercer, Springdale is past president.
Sean McKenna, Mount Pearl, represents the Special Population Committee.
Directors include Tina Auchinleck-Ryan of Torbay, Tom Burton, Grand Bank; Nancy Paul, Point Leamington; Jason Hennebury, Churchill Falls; Brandon Reardon, St. Anthony and Wanda Merrigan of Port aux Basques.
RIGHT: RECREATION DIRECTORS - Recreation Directors Rob Button, Carbonear, left and Ian Flynn, Bay Roberts, right pose for a shot with Conception Bay North Joint Councils Assoc. Chairman Frank Evely. The directors gave a presentation at a recent joint councils meeting.