Kins­men spear­head­ing New­cas­tle Beach im­prove­ments

The Drumheller Mail - - AGSAFE FAMILY - Patrick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

The Kins­men Club of Drumheller is spear­head­ing an ef­fort to re­ju­ve­nate New­cas­tle Beach, and have al­ready be­gun plan­ning and fundrais­ing for the project.

On Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 27 the Town was joined by The Kins­men and Red Deer River Ad­ven­tures to dis­cuss the fu­ture of the park. In the sum­mer, along with the beach area, there is am­ple area for pic­nick­ing and three ball di­a­monds that are busy with the resur­gence of base­ball and softball. In the win­ter, there is walk­ing paths as well as a sheet of ice that for the last cou­ple of years, area vol­un­teers have helped to keep go­ing. Dar­ryl Hansen of the Kins­men Club says they want to make some im­prove­ments. of the boat ramp where peo­ple get on right now, all the way to the wa­ter to stop that,” said Hansen. “There is no point in putting sand there and do­ing a bunch of im­prove­ments while we still have peo­ple driv­ing on it and wreck­ing it.”

Red Deer River Ad­ven­tures has also ex­pressed in­ter­est in hav­ing some of its op­er­a­tions in the park. The com­pany rents kayaks dur­ing the sum­mer for those who wish to pad­dle on the river.

The Kins­men will be start­ing to raise funds for the project in the near fu­ture and will be in­tro­duc­ing their Chase the Ace fundraiser.

“We just want to bring back the beach and make friendly and us­able again,” said Hansen. it fam­ily There are some proud grand­par­ents in the area af­ter a strong show­ing at the Al­berta Win­ter Games. Jus­tice Jac­ques, right, 14, of Le­duc teamed up with Racheal Jac­ques (no re­la­tion) and won sil­ver in Mixed Dou­bles Curl­ing at the Al­berta Win­ter Games in Fort McMur­ray. Jus­tice is the grand­son of Peter and Jac­quie Jac­ques of Drumheller and Don and Sherry Bitz of Mor­rin.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.