Les Scott from the Enbridge Inc. Regina office visited Cherry Point to present a $5,000 donation to the Cherry Point Playground Project.
The Cherry Point Park Committee began fundraising in September, 2017 to install the first-ever playground at Cherry Point, a community on the north side of Oak Lake. The committee estimates that up to 100 young residents, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends seek play equipment at Cherry Point.
The lots for the park were donated by the RM of Sifton, and the RM has done some work to level the site. Trees were planted this spring by the West Souris River Conservation District from a grant through Manitoba Hydro’s Forest Enhancement Program. The committee was a recent recipient of a $1,500 grant from the Oak Lake and Area Foundation.
The park committee is approaching $20,000 raised through many generous donations and community support for fundraisers. The committee is looking to purchase play equipment in spring 2019. However, will continue to fundraise for pea-gravel, picnic tables, signage, etc.
The next fundraiser is a canteen at the Oak Lake Fire Department’s fishing derby on January 26. Trailers selling burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be set up on both sides of the lake near the measuring stations.