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Thursday , 2 July 2020

Glendon School’s outdoor athletics park begins construction next week

Glendon School has announced that construction will start on their leisure development.

The school is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony and fundraiser in their northwest field next Tuesday from 2:30-6:30pm with the official “Golden Shovel” groundbreaking taking place at 5pm.

The Glendon Green and G.O.L.D. (Glendon Outdoor Leisure Development) project will provide Glendon School and local residents with outdoor space that can be used for a variety of organized sports and leisure activities.

The project includes an eight-lane paved track, two baseball diamonds, a soccer/football field, tennis and pickleball courts, beach volleyball court, basketball court, and areas for long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, javelin, high jump, and pole vault.

The celebration will include a barbecue (hot dog, hamburger), ice cream and bake sale starting at 4pm, a car wash by the Grade 3’s and local fire department from 3:30-6:30pm, dunk tank, face painting, pie eating contest, shot put challenge, and fireman challenge.

This will help Glendon Parent Advisory fundraise for the remaining $300,000 needed for the project.

To date, $840,000 in funding has been secured, including contributions from the M.D. of Bonnyville and Village of Glendon.

Anyone interested in donating to the project is asked to contact the Glendon Parent Advisory.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.