New playground for New Perlican
A special celebration took place in New Perlican on May 19 to officially open a new playground in the Trinity Bay community.
Many children and parents turned out to the official opening of “Swings N’ Things” playground, which is located behind the Veteran’s Memorial Community Center and next door to the New Perlican Sportsplex outdoor rink and ball field.
The town’s recreation committee has been working on this playground for a year or two, through their own funds and from government funding they received.
The playground is fully equipped with swings, slides, teeter totters, character movers, monkey climber dome and sit-on digger, to name just a few. There are also several colorful picnic tables to enjoy a snack or lunch.
The committee ran a contest to name the playground, and Ted Hiscock of New Perlican was the win- ner with “Swings N’ Things.” Shelly Burrage, secretary of the recreation committee, passed along greetings from and thanked everyone for the great turnout. Ken Peddle, town employee unveiled the Swings N’ Things sign which was designed by Renee MacGregor. Trinity-Bay de Verde MHA Charlene Johnson and her daughter Jorja were on hand to cut the official cake and enjoy the facilities.
The committee served hot dogs, drinks and cake to all who attended. The recreation committee, along with the town, are to be congratulated for their efforts in succeeding in another project for the town and its children. Even the windy day didn’t keep the fun from happening in New Perlican.
The committee’s next big event is our Canada Day celebrations, which always includes a parade. — Submitted by Eileen Matthews
The playground sign was designed by Renee MacGregor.