After 10 years of collaboration, hard work and fundraising that made the new park a reality, community members of all ages gathered at the Cedar Skate Park on May 24 to celebrate. “The Cedar Skate Park Association is very excited about the official opening and about the project being finished,” said Vicki Suddaby, Chair. “We believe the whole community will benefit from the park and we are so glad to see local youth, and many other users from near and far, enjoying it.” The skate park is located at the southeastern corner of the Cedar Secondary School property.
The final project cost for the park was $589,000 including the cost to construct the parking lot, which was not within the original scope of the project. The Province of BC, through the Community Recreation Grant (2012) contributed $439,410; the RDN contributed $99,500 and the Cedar Skate Park Association fundraised and contributed $50,000. Everyone is invited to the last AGM meeting of the Association on June 19, 7 pm at the Cedar Community Secondary School.