There are several great places to go sledding during the winter in the Soo. However, Finn Hill on Black Road is the most popular hill. Children have enjoyed it for decades.
Charlie Lachapelle-Smith, a committed sledder, sent a letter to Mayor Provenzano asking for several improvements. Children (and adults) get tired climbing up the hill repeatably. Local athletes run up the hill during the summer for conditioning.
Charlie wants either a chair lift or conveyor belt to get up the hill for several reasons. One reason is to assist people with a disability to enjoy the hill. Another reason is to prevent sledders from getting tired out climbing up the hill. A lift or belt allows more people to enjoy Finn Hill.
The Sault winters can be brutally cold. A potential warming hut added for increased enjoyment. Monday night at the City Council Meeting, Councillors Hollingsworth and Shoemaker proposed a resolution studying potential improvements to Finn Hill. It passed unanimously.
Way to get things rolling Charlie!