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Sackville Rotary Club unveils latest legacy project

Members of the Sackville Rotary Club present a cheque for $25,200 to Sackville Mayor John Higham during an unveiling ceremony of the new Daniel Lund Park. The funds will be used for the construction of a bridge that will link the new park to the iconic Sackville Waterfowl Park.
Members of the Sackville Rotary Club present a cheque for $25,200 to Sackville Mayor John Higham during an unveiling ceremony of the new Daniel Lund Park. The funds will be used for the construction of a bridge that will link the new park to the iconic Sackville Waterfowl Park. - Scott Doherty

New bridge will join Lund Park with Sackville Waterfowl Park

SACKVILLE, N.B. —

As part of a special ceremony to unveil the new Daniel Lund Park on Saturday, June 22, Sackville Rotary president Louise MacKinnon announced the club’s latest legacy project.

“The Rotarians before us funded various projects in town such as the Lillas Fawcett Park, the booster pump and the bridge at the Mount A pond. We wanted to continue that legacy. We held round tables on various ideas and had the membership vote on their choice for a lasting legacy project.

“The Rotary Club of Sackville is happy to announce that their choice for a legacy project is to fund the construction of a bridge joining the newly-acquired Lund property to the existing Sackville Waterfowl Park.”

MacKinnon said funds for the latest legacy project were raised thanks to the Rotary’s popular weekly toonie draw.

“Our largest fundraiser many may play is our weekly Gold Mine Draw. Through community support by playing your toonie each week, together we raise in a year approximately $130,000 and since it started we have brought in over $500,000, of which half of that goes to the winner, but the other $250,000 is going to local organizations here in our community. It really is a community-helping-community initiative.”

MacKinnon noted the goal of the local Rotary Club is really quite simple.

“The Rotary Club of Sackville is a group of 35 to 40 women and men from all ages and walks of life. Our mission and our goal is to improve the lives of those within our community and also abroad. We are active in our community through our various volunteer initiatives and we fundraise for various projects. We are a club that gets things done and have fun while we do it."

For more information on the Sackville Rotary Club, visit https://www.sackvillerotary.ca/.

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