Welland gets splash pad inclusive for children of all abilities


Published August 25, 2022 at 12:11 pm

The new all-inclusine splash pad at the Rotary Club of Welland Park. (Photo: City of Welland)

Since splash pad are build for children to enjoy in the summer heat, Welland decided that their new water attraction at the Rotary Club of Welland Park should be open to all children, regardless of physical abilities.

They got some help from the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and just finished putting the final touches of the Jumpstart Inclusive Splash Pad.

“The City of Welland is grateful for this generous donation from Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities,” said Rob Axiak, Welland’s Director of Community Services.

“Our community will greatly benefit from this unique and inclusive addition to our splash pads here in Welland, situated in the heart of our city at the Rotary Club of Welland Park.

Three local Canadian Tire dealers – Owen Billes, Patrick McMaster and Paul Medeiros – chipped in with donations from Canadian Tire Financial Services, CT Real Estate Investment Trust, and Jumpstart Board Member Mary Turner.

“Through play, kids have the opportunity to develop valuable life skills such as teamwork, confidence and creativity,” said Marco Di Buono, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

“We are proud to partner with our (Welland) Canadian Tire Dealers and the City of Welland to bring the power of
inclusive play to the Rotary Club of Welland Park.”

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