Last Thursday, August 16, 2018, the 2nd Bourget Splash Pad Fun Event organized by the Splash Pad Committee was held at the park to inaugurate the newly constructed gazebo. The event, launched by François Plouffe, Community Health Worker at the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie, and Diane Choinière, City Councillor, brought together about 250 people from families of Bourget and surrounding area.
On the photo (event partners with the new gazebo): François Plouffe (Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie), Sophie Goudreau (community member), Marc Roy (Bourget Optimist Club) and Michel Forget (Comptoir familial Le Partage) (absent from the photo: Jean-Luc Jubinville from City of Clarence-Rockland and Jacques Drouin from Bourget Recreation Committee).
With the sun out shining, the children enjoyed all kinds of activities such as water games at the splash pad, an obstacle course, bingo and the Clarence-Rockland Fire Department inflatable structure. In addition, a free BBQ lunch, including popcorn and a fruit & veggie station, was served for all to enjoy.
The day ended with an interactive and educational show by The Keepers and their animals. The Keepers is an organization that focuses on educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation and responsible pet ownership.
The great success of the event is due in part to the collaboration of the Splash Pad Committee’s partners: Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie, Comptoir familial Le Partage, Bourget Optimist Club, Bourget Recreation Committee and City of Clarence-Rockland. The Splash Pad Committee would also like to sincerely thank all the volunteers and following partners for their generous participation: Healthy Kids Community Challenge, Mike Dean’s Super Food Stores, LM Leadership Program, VC Gym, Coureurs des bois Challenge, United Counties of Prescott & Russell, OCWA and DJ Marty.
|Kids had lots of fun at the Splash Pad.|
Clarence-Rockland Fire Department inflatable structure: a very popular activity!
|An obstacle course is a nice way to get kids and their parents moving!|
Healthy Kids Community Challenge fruit & veggie station.
*To see more pictures, visit Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie on Facebook.