Kinsmen spearheading Newcastle Beach improvements
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.