Westoba Provides Donation to Kiwanis East End Community Space Project

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Photo Submitted: [L-R] Darren Wright, Hamid Mumin, Patti McEvoy, Tony Reid, Ksenia Zatvarskyi , Frank Thomas, Brian Manns

The Kiwanis Club of Brandon received a contribution to their accessible playground
project at the Laurence and Louise community park this past week from Westoba Credit Union.

This community space, identified by the city of Brandon as in greatest need, will be transformed into a  fully accessible park including separate junior and senior play areas, each with multiple types of play equipment including group and individual activities.

“Investing in our community is a priority for us,” said Patti McEvoy, 1st & McTavish, Westoba Branch  Manager. “Our staff live and work here; it’s exciting to support this project and make use of the space when it’s complete.”

Long term goals for the project feature an open play field, accessible pathways and more. “The plan  includes a toboggan and play hill for winter and summer activities, seniors’ corner with horseshoe pitch  and chess tables, family shelter, picnic areas, climbing area, and a community garden,said Frank Thomas, Chair of the Kiwanis Club of Brandon Special Projects Committee.

The Kiwanis Club of Brandon is a notforprofit club under the international Kiwanis Club umbrella.” Our  motto is ‘Serving the Children of the World’, this project fills our need to support children, especiallthose with challenges and the community at the same time,” said Thomas.

Progress of the park is dependent on funding and will be completed in a phased approach. Priority is being given to the accessible equipment with equipment installation starting midAugust.

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