Win­ter walk on newly-ren­o­vated Vic­to­ria Park Board­walk Jan. 24

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FEATURES/COMMUNITY -

We’ll be host­ing an of­fi­cial cel­e­bra­tion of the new Vic­to­ria Park Board­walk in the Spring, but this Win­ter Ac­tive Cam­paign pro­vided us with an op­por­tu­nity to en­cour­age peo­ple to come out and en­joy the new board­walk year-round. Mitchell Tweel

A new event has been added to the Parks and Recre­ation Depart­ment’s 2016 Win­ter Ac­tive Cam­paign.

The pub­lic is in­vited to join the chair of the parks, recre­ation and leisure ac­tiv­i­ties com­mit­tee, coun­cil­lor Mitchell Tweel, for a Win­ter Walk along the new Vic­to­ria Board­walk.

The event, hosted in as­so­ci­a­tion with Bea­cons­field His­toric Home, will be­gin at 2 p.m. on Sun­day, Jan. 24. Be­tween 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., come warm up in the Bea­cons­field Car­riage House with free hot choco­late and cook­ies.

“We’ll be host­ing an of­fi­cial cel­e­bra­tion of the new Vic­to­ria Park Board­walk in the Spring, but this Win­ter Ac­tive Cam­paign pro­vided us with an op­por­tu­nity to en­cour­age peo­ple to come out and en­joy the new board­walk year-round,” says Tweel.

“The up­grades to the board­walk are just tremen­dous and we shouldn’t let win­ter stop us from en­joy­ing out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and this new in­fra­struc­ture. We in­vite the pub­lic to come out on Jan­uary 24 to en­joy our beau­ti­ful wa­ter­front, some brisk win­ter air and, of course, our new board­walk.”

The work on the board­walk in­cluded: the re­moval of the old board­walk, im­prov­ing the drainage, up­grad­ing the stringers, up­grad­ing the deck­ing to a marine-grade lum­ber, widen­ing the board­walk from eight feet to 10 feet and up­grad­ing the ma­te­rial below and be­hind the benches.

In ad­di­tion to the board­walk event, the 2016 Win­ter Ac­tive Cam­paign in­cludes other free ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed to en­cour­age peo­ple of all ages to be more ac­tive dur­ing the win­ter months. There is also snow­shoe­ing, a 10week Learn to Run pro­gram, cross-coun­try ski­ing and skat­ing.

More de­tails of the cam­paign can be found on the City’s web­site at www.char­lot­te­town.ca by click­ing on the Win­ter Ac­tiv­i­ties but­ton (Di­rect URL: www.char­lot­te­town.ca/win­ter­ac­tive.php). Please note that out­door ac­tiv­i­ties are weather de­pen­dent.

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