This is our blog where we can update the community on initiatives and upcoming events! A place where volunteers can register, ask questions and find all the information they need to help build our playground on June 25th 2011!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Knights of Columbus Donation!

Al Goodin was in the office to present a cheque to the new playground and parks revitalization project today! In the photo is (from left) Kendra Sedgwick, Al Goodin, Stacy Gerow and Reeve Doug Pearcy

Another Donation!

Thank you to the Norwood Lodge AF & AM #223 for their donation!
In the photo is Stacy Gerow, Doug Fleming, Kendra Sedgwick and Reeve Doug Pearcy


Play Structure = Ground Breaking News!

  The official area of the children's future playground!!!

The week has started with the official ground breaking of the new 4570 sq.ft playground area! I had to stop by and see it for myself and look at the beautiful location! With 24 days to go, we are getting ready!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thank you Hydro One Inc!

Kent Trolley from Hydro One Inc. stopped by to personally deliver a cheque for $5000 from the Hydro One PowerPlay Program on Tuesday! Stacy accepted the cheque on behalf of the Township for the proposal she had written. Thanks again for your generosity Hydro One Inc.!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Only 1 month to go!!!

We are only 31 days away from the building of our new park!! We are all so excited, but are trying hard to get all of the details finalized. If you haven't done so already, please register to volunteer to help us build our playground. If you have already registered, please click on the "Join the Effort" bubble again to tell us exactly what you would like to help do on Build day. There are different areas to help out, and we need to know where to put you and your family. This will also help us know how much food to get, and how many children will be in the Children's area.

Build Day: June 25th 2011 8 am - 3pm
Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre

Build Day will actually start on Thursday!! We need 6-7 Volunteers on both Thursday and Friday, to do some preparation work for the BIG Build on Saturday. If you can help out either of those days from 8-4, please let a committee member know!!
We are also in need of several tools starting Thursday June 23. All tools will be Labelled and returned back to you after the build!!
The following is what we are still in need of.....
3 tape measures
2 boxes 7018 welding rod 3/16"
1 gas powered 200amp welder
2-2' torpedo levels
2-4' levels
4-impact drivers
2-cordless drills
3-4 sets of Ratchets or wrenches (3/4", 1/2, 9/16" and 1/4")
2each- 12/64", 5/32", 1/4" and 1/8" drill bits
1- Heavy duty grinder and or Chop saw with blades
8- hard tooth rakes
1- string line or marking paint
torx bits- t45, t30, t55, t40, t27
1- sledge hammer
2- 8'-10' step ladders
9-wheel barrows
sono tube- enough for 20- 12" holes 36" deep.
Post hole auger- thursday only

If you can help us out by providing any of the above items, please contact Stacy at (705) 639 5343 ext. 214 or email at

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Come out to our last fundraising event before the park is built!! This will be a GREAT family night with something for everyone!! The local service clubs are all joining in the effort to make this an spectacular evening!! Taking part in this event is the Lions Club, Lionesss Club, IODE, Knights of Colombus, Norwood Agricultural Society, Youth Committee and the Park Committee.

Saturday June 4 from 4pm-9pm at the Norwood Fair Grounds.
There will be face painting, a BBQ, Bake Table, 50/50 Draw, Bouncy Castle and Maze, Homemade Fudge, Golfing Contest, Silent Auction and Raffle table, Live Entertainment and much much more.

There will also be an antique car/ truck and tractor display. Please feel free to bring out your prize possession

You won't want to miss out on this family fun evening!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Look at us go!!!

Kendra Sedgwick and Stacy Gerow were all smiles when they added more colour to the thermometer on Thursday! We are getting closer to our goal everyday!

Thank You Beautification Committee!

The Playground and Parks Committee would like to thank the Beautification Committee for their monetary donation plus 10 trees for the new park!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pick Your Job!

If you have or haven't registered for our Build Day (June 25th) and have a particular job in mind that you would like to do please click on the 'Join The Effort' button to the right of the screen and fill out the form. Maybe you would like to build the playground, maybe you would like to help with kids activities?
Either way, fill out the form to ensure that you get to do what you want on Build Day and that you come prepared for the activity!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Another HUGE financial boost

The Norwood Youth Committee holds dances the first friday of the month from September to June in the Millennium Room, for ages 6-16. They have been saving their money specifically for a new playground, and at their dance on Friday night, presented the Playground and Parks Committee with a HUGE cheque. Thank you Youth Committee for your support!!!

Youth Committee Member Jamie Harrison presents their cheque to Playground Committee Member Joyce Archer
Youth, Youth Committee Members and Playground Committee Members

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Photo Opportunities!

Have you made a donation and would like to get your picture taken?

Contact Stacy Gerow (705) 639 5343 ext.214 or email at to arrange a time to have a photo op with your cheque presentation!
Your picture will be put onto the website and may make the bi-weekly newsletter!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sign up your baseball team today!!!

Playground and Parks Fundraiser
Baseball Tournament!
May 28th, 2011
J.J. Stewart Ball Field
88 Alma Street, Norwood

Starts at 9am
$20 per person
3 females on the field at all times
Lunch available for purchase
         To register a team, contact Stacy Gerow at (705) 639 5343 ext.214 or email All proceeds go to the park revitalization project!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Catholic Womens League Makes Contribution!

The Catholic Womens League donated to the park on May 2nd.
Thank you for your contribution!
From Left: Father Christopher Reynolds, Elaine Godin, Shirley Hartwick, Kendra Sedgwick and Doug Pearcy

RBC Let Them Be Kids Walk A Success!

The Norwood Branch Royal Bank held a walk on Saturday April 30th to raise funds for the new playground and parks committee! The weather was perfect and the support from everyone was wonderful!

Thanks Norwood RBC to being a prt of our community initiative!

Norwood Anglican Church makes donation!

Stacy receives the Norwood Anglican Church's donation from Carolyn Towns at their High Tea and Biscuit Party.

From Left: Doug Pearcy, Stacy Gerow and Carolyn Towns

Joe Crowley and Family donate to the park!

From left: Doug Pearcy, Jennifer Crowley, Joe Crowley, Stacy Gerow and David Crowley