Stayner Kinsmen break ground on gazebo
Stayner Kinsmen Club president Bill Roskar, Gerry Goorts, Clearview Mayor Christopher Vanderkruys, Scott Tapley and Theo Schaap, participated in a sod-turning ceremony May 16 for the new Kinsmen Park Gazebo. The plan is to build a 30-by-40 roofed structure with concrete floor, removable picnic tables and power to accommodate the needs of any functions that may use the facility. Construction is slated to begin in the very near future with completion to be no later than sometime in August. The club has partnered with Clearview Township to share the cost. For the club this will be a “labour of love” with the club supplying labour from its members. This project is the Kinsmen Club’s way of giving back to the community for its continuous support.
The structure will be built from 10×10 Douglas Fir beams. Kinsmen will no doubt be top of the list for their annual Duck Race.
The park is named the Kinsmen Park and was built by the club many many years ago as a Participark Project. About 4 years ago the club decided to build a permanent shelter for the community. The approval process got bogged down in red tape but when Mayor Vanderkruys heard of the proposal he got the ball rolling for the club. There was a small washroom facility on site that had been vandalized over the years and was in bad repair. The Club demolished that structure last fall.