Iroquois Waterfront hoping to make some more friends

Seen in image above: The new sun deck. The contractor assembling this deck and renovating the beach building into a canteen. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

IROQUOIS — In just about two months, the Iroquois beach will open for another season and plans are already in the works to make it an exciting one. Construction last year added two new picnic shelters and a large deck on the canteen building. This year the Iroquois Waterfront Implementation Committee is planning on adding more enhancements to the beach experience. With that in mind, the committee is hosting a “meet and greet” for current and new Friends of the Waterfront on Thursday evening, April 26.  The event take place at the Iroquois Legion on Dundas Street between 6 and 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the event will provide a chance for anyone interested in the beach and waterfront area to get involved.

The canteen at the beach has operated most weekends throughout the summer for the past two seasons and hopes are high that the hours of operation can be expanded.  As well, “friends” who enjoy gardening are invited to get involved in maintaining the plantings at the beach; planning and execution of special events is another area for volunteers to make a difference. Musical events and open mic nights are on the list, waiting for volunteers to help make them a reality.  

Students who are looking for ways to earn volunteer hours are urged to attend the meet and greet to see how they can help.

The improvements at the beach are ongoing, with planting of several shade trees on the agenda this spring. The committee is also making a presentation to the 100 Women Who Care organization to help fund several barbecues for visitors to use, as well as picnic tables for the new deck.  It is hoped the beach season will run from the May long weekend until Thanksgiving.


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