Fam­ily con­tin­ues vol­un­teer tra­di­tion

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL News Staff

Lan­caster and area res­i­dents will be able to en­joy the out­door skat­ing rink at Smith­field Park again this win­ter thanks to the ef­forts of a lo­cal fam­ily.

Shan­non Des­gro­seil­liers and her chil­dren have vol­un­teered to look af­ter the flood­ing and shov­el­ling of the pop­u­lar site, start­ing this Win­ter.

Mar­cel Des­gro­seil­liers, Shan­non’s late hus­band, took care of the ice sur­face for many years.

He died this past April as the re­sult of an ac­ci­dent at the fam­ily home in Lan­caster.

“Mrs. Des­gro­seil­liers wants to con­tinue with this (rink main­te­nance), along with her chil­dren, as a trib­ute to her hus­band,” town­ship gen­eral man­ager of in­fra­struc­ture ser­vices Ewen MacDonald said at the Septem­ber 19 reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing.

“I have spo­ken with the town­ship’s parks and fa­cil­i­ties lead hand, Richard Lapierre, and he will be com­mu­ni­cat­ing with Mrs. Des­gro­seil­liers and co­or­di­nat­ing with her to set things up. We’ll be con­tin­u­ing on with the out­door rink for the fore­see­able fu­ture,” added Mr. MacDonald.

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