The Kenora Rotary Club is getting ready to launch numerous fundraising campaigns for their splash park.

The splash park is being built to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the club serving the community. Deb LeMaistre gives us an update on the planning process.

"The splash park will have a theme of Our Lake. It will include features such as a float plane, different styles of boats, animals, possibly an eagle's nest. We're looking for donors to purchase a feature. As well one of the major fundraisers we have planned is the buy a brick program. You can purchase a brick and have the name of a person or business engraved on the brick," she said.

The City of Kenora is on board with the project and anyone who donates $75 or more will receive a charitable donation receipt. LeMaistre said so far they've had an excellent response from the community.

"We've had a great response. Nearly 600 people following the Facebook page right now. I've been receiving messages from numerous people. We had one person who sent a message that her son is special needs and cannot walk on sand but can walk on a hard surface. So, she's very excited about the park. It'll be completely wheelchair accessible," she said.

LeMaistre said they're hoping to have the splash park built by the summer of 2019. However, they'll begin construction as soon as they get the money.

The park will be built at Norman Beach. LeMaistre said they chose that spot because it is in between Kenora and Keewatin and is on the bus route.

For more information:
Kenora Rotary Splash Park - Facebook
Council happy to partner with Rotarians on splash park at Norman