From Councillor Yvonne Fernandes

From Councillor Yvonne Fernandes

Hello Neighbours,

The work has finally begun on the expansion of the Community Centre. I know it’s been a long wait to see this start, and my hope is that the completion and reopening of the new centre will not be delayed.

We can look forward to a new splash pad, and new entrance where citizens can sit and watch their children on the splash pad or participating in activities in one of the gyms. The new entrance will let in a lot more light and make a better connection to the library. Please remember that our Pioneer Park branch of the library is still open and they would love to see you come by for some of the many events that they will continue to host for the community. Stop by and see our wonderful KPL staff who are ready and willing to answer your questions.

By the time you will receive this newsletter the municipal election will have taken place. It is my hope that you took the time to vote, as municipal government is the level that most effects your day to day life. Having a less than 30% voter turnout is discouraging. I hope that the numbers for this election will be higher!

As your outgoing Ward Councillor, it has been my honour to represent you at Council. As your representative and together with the community, we have addressed numerous issues, including traffic calming, trails, cycling lanes, new and old parks, the expansion of our community centre, student housing and development concerns to name a few.

I hope that you will give the new Councillor time to adjust to their position, as it can be a steep learning curve. I have offered to help with the transition, so that any of the issues that I have been working on will continue without disruption.

Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you around the community whether it is at the new improved plaza, at the new Upper Canada Park, the expanded community centre or on the trails!

Sincerely,

Councillor Yvonne Fernandes―Ward 4