A Different Canada Day 2020
Boy, things couldn't be more unusual for this Canada Day. Let me just tell you, my memory of a picture-perfect Summer day is one driving through the parks of Canada and camping under the stars. And it must be a tribal thing, but I'm one of those people that loves to see all the other people enjoying the same thing, playing softball and floating down a river, listening to tunes and telling stories around a campfire until the Sun comes up. Well, I may not be going anywhere this July 1 but my back yard, but I'm not going to let it take away any of the joy and excitement I feel. It's the start of the Summer, so it's got to make you smile.
Splash Park Opening July 1st
The headline says it all! Kids, get your swimsuits ready! Parents, don't forget the Sun hat and lotion.
Opening Up Phase 4.2
Yesterday was Phase 4.2 of the opening up plan that involves libraries, museums, art galleries and theatres. While you will technically be able to go to movie theatres, there are numerous restrictions such as leaving two metres between people, leaving alternate rows empty, etc... With all the spikes happening in the opened-up places, I'll stick with Netflix for now.
T.Rex Centre Doors to Remain Closed
While Phase 4.2 allows for museums to open, the RSM has announced that due to the shortened season it would not be feasible to open the T.rex Discovery Centre until 2021. I have heard some of the concerns from the community about this subject, specifically how Eastend is given the short end of the stick yet again. I want to address this subject in more detail so I'm including that commentary inside this issue.
Kinette Bottle Drive
The Eastend Kinettes, due entirely to your generosity, raised a staggering $2396 from the donated bottles on the June 10th Bottle Drive. As you may remember from the photo the previous issue, it was mountain of bottles and cans! All the proceeds were donated to the Eastend Splash Park.
Volunteers Painting Rocks For All of Us
A couple of local heroes decided to volunteer their time to paint the rocks outside of town by the COOP. Leshia Wilson and Mya Girard spent an entire afternoon under the burning heat to get those "Eastend 2014"rocks painted a pearly white. We sure appreciate anyone going above and beyond like that to make our town beautiful.