inflationary frigid fun

Do you recognize this location? (answer at the end)
Saturday is Hockey Day in Canada!
Portrait of a group of business people laughing against white ba
The forecast looks good for Hockey Day in Bells Corners (although the snow will mean a lot of work for the rink rats) so hopefully a lot of residents will bundle up and visit their local rinks. It’ll be chilly, but you can always go into the buildings to warm up.
The Westcliffe neighbourhood Hockey Day Carnival will be tons of fun, and many Bells Corners East residents will be celebrating in Lynwood Park (the building will be open noon to 7:30). Our neighbours to the east in Knoxdale-Merivale have an exciting Hockey Day in Nepean event planned: a multi-neighbourhood tournament with mixed teams (4 players, two of whom must be 14 or younger).
This is a corrected version of the Westcliffe flyer – note the new times and the new prices for the breakfast: $5 per person and $10 per family (the $2 per person/$5 per family prices were from last year). There will also be LOTS of free fun, so please drop in – everyone welcome!
Inflation hasn’t hit the Mon. Feb. 18 Lynwood Carnival yet – a plate of delicious pancakes smothered in butter and maple syrup is still only a dollar, and visitors will be able to grab a bowl of homemade chili for a buck. Other culinary temptations will also be available for similarly subsidized prices, thanks to a generous grant from the City.
If you live in Bells Corners East expect to maybe see this flyer for the Lynwood Park Family Day Free Fun Carnival (LPFDFFC) in your mailbox – that’s the plan anyway.
City contractors spent a couple of days working on the Lynwood Park bunker. An insulated room was added at the back – it will be heated so that workers can hang the rink hoses there instead of storing them in the building.

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4 Responses to inflationary frigid fun

  1. wanderer says:

    We’ll be sure to be there to enjoy the pancakes, and later on the chili. I think the delicious odours wafting across the park will draw us there!

    The idea of an insulated room for the rink hoses is terrific.

    – I guess so. It will have to be heated to be of any use.

    The hoses wouldn’t have to be hauled up and down the stairs (and they’re heavy!).

    But, on the other hand, they’d will have to be dragged a lot further over the City-plowed grit and sand between the bunker and the water source.

    Mind you, I’m always glad to see money invested in our outdoor rinks, and I’m not saying that this isn’t a good idea, but it might have been nice if the City had consulted a bit with the rink operators or the community association to see what they thought or at least keep them informed.

    They told me that that they knew nothing about it, so it must have been a unilateral Parks & Rec. initiative.

  2. Marie says:

    I think that this a great move by the City if it helps get more people volunteering. The Lynwood rinks were neglected a bit earlier this season, but they’re in better shape now. Hope there’s good weather for the carnival on Family Day.

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