Ward 1 councillor Steve Butland was telling a crowd how envious other cities are of our waterfront. “we should be very very proud of what we’ve got” Butland said to thunderous applause. “It was ugly 50 years ago”
With that said, Butland with help of a few youngsters cut the red ribbon.
Butland was there to mark the official opening of a new outdoor fitness section of Clergue Park Friday afternoon, part of the #activeSault initiative. “#activesault is a City of Sault Ste. Marie program focusing on assisting people of all ages and abilities get active, stay fit and live a healthier life,” says Program Coordinator Jen Amadio.
The outdoor fitness area encourages residents of all ages to get active with various equipment on-site, people could also sign up for fitness classes.
The area is just one of numerous recreational developments the City has initiated along with the Hub trail, a dog park, skateboard park and a new pump track scheduled to be opened at Esposito Park in September.
The grand opening featured various groups in the Health and Wellness field as well as a fruit table courtesy Rome’s Independent Grocer.
It certainly didn’t take the young kids long to jump al over the new equipment and try it out.
The public is invited to Clergue Park to participate in the fitness classes and learn more about health and wellness opportunities in the Sault.
This initiative was made possible through grant funding received from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund.
If you have a sport or recreation interest or idea and need assistance to make it happen in Sault Ste. Marie, contact Jen Amadio, Sport and Recreation Community Development & Partnership Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 705.759.5314.