KENOSEE LAKE - Mistik Park Green Space started in 2015 and now eight years later, this beautiful place was ready to be unveiled.
At the northeast corner of Kenosee Lake, the park began with the support of the Moose Mountain Lions Club, the Village of Kenosee and the Kenosee Recreation Committee.
The committee is a newly-formed board and has only been up and running for a year. It includes the rink and beautification committees.
On Aug. 19, the official opening was held but it has been enjoyed for several years already.
It began as a dream among the organizers and now it is a reality.
The park hosts many green areas, but also has a large outdoor skating rink with lights so it can be used at night.
A change room was built which is heated and has bathrooms.
A play area was made for youngsters and a court is for pickleball. It also has room for street hockey.
The picnic area has a sheltered area which houses the barbecue for family and friends' gatherings.
Ainsely Sauter, secretary of the 12-member Moose Mountain Lions Club, said the three groups worked closely together to make the best possible park.
The grand opening day began with the opening ceremony, with Mayor Ed Plumb giving a short speech. Beautification committee member Velda Weatherald and recreation director Kent Sauter said a few words.
Once the ribbon cutting had been completed, the beautification committee unveiled their proposed plan for a boardwalk project.
During happy hour and the meal, Micah Walbaum of Forget performed. She plays many different instruments and writes a lot of her songs.
The meal was courtesy of Weir’s Catering and the silent auction had a lot of response for donations.
As the crowd continued to grow. Bros Chester kicked off the cabaret to complete the evening. This local band was formed in 2019 and they play country rock music.
The Lions Club would like to thank everyone who volunteered, donated and attended fundraisers over the years.
A special thank you to the Bear Claw Community Development Corporation for the many grants over the years and C and M homes for their many hours of volunteer labour and knowledge.
Funds raised from this event will help maintain the park and support possible future additions.