One Month To Go Update

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In one month we will be building a park in the Northend of Sydney, we are very excited to be doing this with all of you. Over the next moth we will be sending a number of updates with details, needs lists, and instructions which will make the build day everything everyone dreams of.

Back in June the Canadian University Environmental Science Network & the Canadian College Environmental Network held a conference at CBU, the theme: “LOOKING BACK ON OUR INDUSTRIAL PAST, LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREENER FUTURE”
The conference coordinators got wind of our project and decided they would make a donation of the conference profits to our Park Project. The speakers even waved their stipends. This week they sent us a cheque for $1000.

Thanks to the input of you, the community, the naming of the park has been decided. When you all come together on Sept 8, you will be gathering in... what for it... "Louisa Gardens". You will be working together to build the "Alex MacInnis Memorial Playground & Recreation Space" as well as constructing the "Robert J Morgan Memorial Butterfly Garden". We are very excited to by honoring these two gentlemen while preserving the heritage and memory of the space.

Our account now has nearly $16,000 in it with about 100 pounds of pennies left to roll from the change drive and another $40,000 in place and just cutting through some red tape before we get the formal OK. We look to be right on target. That doesn't mean you can relax though, every dollar counts... in fact, every dollar counts as two.

If you would like to make a donation visit our website

There is also an opportunity to immortalize a loved one in the park. If you would like to make a memorial donation of $250 or more, we will add a plaque to the park with the name of your choice to the plans!

We would like to thank all the great businesses who have come forward to volunteer services and time for the Build Day or other events. And of course you our registered volunteers.

It is a big project and many hands are needed, so please encourage your family, friends and fellow co-workers to register as well.

It is sure to be a great day.


  • Wavier and release form-This form will be emailed to you prior to the event, please fill it out and bring it with you on that Saturday, this will spend up the registration process and help to getting you working and making a difference quicker!
  • What to wear- dress for activity, although none of the work is overly strenuous, you should be dressed for working around the “yard”, if you are painting, working on the playgrounds or any of the other  types of work... you are going to get dirty and want to dress for it...please no open toe shoes or sandals, better safe than sorry.  Please bring work gloves if you have them!
  • What is the schedule for the day-You will receive a schedule for the day a week prior to the event and it will be posted on the web site at that time as well
  • What if it rains- The project goes rain or shine...only in a case of extreme weather would we the unlikely event that happened we would go the following Saturday
  • When do we eat- Coffee will be served in the morning and bottled water will be available throughout the whole day. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am till 1 pm.
  • Do we still need more help-We need all the help we can get, please come with your teams from work and wear a shirt identified with the logo or team colours or anything that represents your group...that is part of the fun!
  • Any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask just click here
Stay tuned for the next update. Again, thank you in advance for your help and your willingness to build a brighter today and a better tomorrow for the kids

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