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!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thank You IODE

The IODE presented a cheque to Valerie Przybilla on Monday for the new playground. They were the first to get their picture taken in front of the big structure! Thanks again!

Thank You Burtt Excavating!!!

Burtt Excavating helped out with the playground build by loading and dumping all the screenings for the 4570 sq ft area! Thank you for your amazing in-kind contribution to our playground!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Wow what an amazing day!! We did it Asphodel-Norwood., we "created a community that DID"!! Words cannot express the events of the past few days, the support recieved, the volunteers that came out, the work that was completed, the memories that were made!!!! There are a million pictures that will be posted soon.
Thank you does not seem like enough for all the donations that were recieved, both monetary and in-kind. Our small community has was again completed a huge task, that will benefit our children for many years. I have never been more proud to be a Norwoodian then today!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE AMAZING SUPPORT THAT HAS BEEN SHOWN OVER THE PAST SIX MONTHS!!! It has been an amazing experience for all involved!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

So Close!!!!! Only 3 days

The Build day is so close, and we are getting VERY excited! Zenner Concrete Pumping is on its way as we speak to load up our new playground equipment and bring it home. A HUGE thank you to them for doing this!!! Some preparation work will take place tomorrow and Friday, but the big build will be Saturday. If you volunteered to bring some of the tools we need for the build, they can be dropped of at the Community Centre starting today. If you drop them off before Saturday, please pre-label them yourself. Some of the tools will be needed Thursday and Friday, so if you can drop them off , that would be fantastic!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Another donation!

The Playground and Parks Committee would like to thank J.J Stewart Motors for their generous donation!
From left: Mark Stewart, Stacy Gerow, Jon Stewart and Dave Stewart

Thank you Oakland Greens!

Thank you Oakland Greens Golf and Country Club for your donation!

From left: Kendra Sedgwick, Stacy Gerow, Bruce Wharram and Marilyn Wharram
One Step Closer!

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Lioness Donate again.

A surprise donation from the Lioness Club was made during the Summer Carnival yesterday. This is the second donation that the Lioness have made to the park, as well as helping out with the summer carnival and our brunch. Thank you ladies, your support is much appreciated. Accepting the cheque on behalf of the committee is Jill Cassibo.

United Church Sunday School Children Donate to the park.

On May 29, the United Church Sunday School Children hosted a pancake breakfast to raise money for the park. They were able to raise an AMAZING $1000. They made a presentation to the park committee yesterday. On hand to accept the cheque was Sherry Stewart.

Summer Carnival

Despite having to change the date due to the rain, there was still an amazing turn out yesterday for the Carnival!! Everyone looked to be having a great time!! Just over $3400 was raised for the park. Many thanks to all the service clubs that took part, Lions, Lioness, IODE, Youth Committee, Christ Anglican Church, Wild about Farms, Pentecostal Church, Knights of Columbus, Norwood Agricultural Society, Wholi Granoli, Gwen Carter and the A-N Playground and Park Committee. Also a big thanks to Rob n' Roy for their great entertainment, Marilynn Wharrem, Marion Kelly, Dan Heffernan, Jeremy Heffernan, Maureen Heffernan and Clayton Heffernan for their assistance in running some events. There were also items donated by Wrap it up and Go, JJ Steward Motors, NDHS Manufacturing class, Dave & Helen Wilford, Three Days Grace, Joan Vansvield and Andy Calder Excavating. And last but certainly not least, the members of the community who came out and supported the cause! Once again you have reminded us all of your generosity, and the importance of this project!!