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Photo: Allan MacMaster/ With heavy equipment from High and Dry Ditching and Allsteel Coatings serving as the backdrop, community members gathered with the Creignish Recreation Association, MLA Allan MacMaster, and Councillor Catherine Gillis to officially break ground at the Creignish Playground last Saturday.

“Rejuvinating” playground and court coming to Creignish Rec Centre

By Caitlin Snow May 29, 2024 | 10:52 AM

The community of Creignish is being ‘rejuvinated’ with a new playground and court for tennis and pickleball, coming to the Creignish Recreation Centre, according to the Recreation Association.

The facility is on the Trans Canada Trail and is home to the Friday Night Happy Hour hosted at the hall.

The province is spending $200,000 on the project, broke ground last Saturday. Its purpose, according to the province is to help keep people active and healthy.

In a statement, prepared by members Geraldine Lavallee and Donald MacCuspic, the association says they are very pleased to see the project happen.

“The structures have lasted 30 years, and we hope with this new project that it will serve the community for another 30 years.”

“Creignish is poised for growth and the project will enhance the potential to draw young families to our community. We are now seeing grandchildren of the original builders playing on the present playground.”

They add that without the support of the provincial government, MLA Allan MacMaster, councillor Catherine Gillis and support of the community, this would not be possible.

MacMaster says it is already a popular spot and it’s great to see volunteers creating healthy things to do here.

“Every time I drive by, there are cars parked with people on the trail, kids playing ball, or people enjoying entertainment at the hall.”

Councillor Catherine Gillis says that the group in Creignish are doing great things for the community, and she is happy to help in any way she can.