The City of Brandon, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) and local Canadian Tire Dealer Jim Crighton have entered a partnership to build an inclusive Multi Sport Court, located at 510 Maryland Avenue, in-between Maryland School and Riverview Curling Club.
The Jumpstart Inclusive Multi Sport Court will be marked for a variety of sports and feature adjustable equipment, enabling kids of all abilities to play together. The court will also have high-contrasting colours to support visual impairments, shaded double-wide benches for improved accessibility, and wheelchair-accessible seating.
Construction will begin with the City of Brandon preparing the site and providing accessible parking to this facility. Once the site is prepared, Jumpstart will complete the construction of the Multi Sport Court and install all amenities. The project also includes the installation of a multi-use pathway beginning at Maryland Avenue connecting south to the Island Park Development.
The project is expected to be completed by September 2022, with a grand opening celebration to be announced at a later date.
“This is an exciting project for the City of Brandon and a great partnership with Jumpstart,” notes Bryce Wilson, Manager of Parks. “The facility will be enjoyed by all and will be a great way for citizens to get outdoors, enjoy some recreation, and meet their neighbors.”
“We are proud to partner with local Canadian Tire Dealer Jim Crighton and the City of Brandon to bring the benefits of inclusive play to the community,” said Scott Fraser, President, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “The new Inclusive Multi Sport Court will allow kids of all abilities to play side-by-side, fostering valuable skills like teamwork, confidence and creativity.”
(City of Brandon PSA)