After a rainy day the sun came out just in time for the community gathering at Kivi Park in Greater Sudbury’s Long Lake area. Refreshments were served, there was plenty of entertainment for the kids with bouncy castles, face painting and even an ice cream truck.
Kivi Park will be created as a destination park for residents and visitors alike that encourages healthy active outdoor living through organized sport, extensive trails, recreational space and lakes. With more than 300 acres, Kivi Park will be the largest park in Sudbury with three lakes and miles of trails to explore.
Hundreds of people came out for the celebration with Mrs. Fielding and her family and the event was enjoyed by all, judging by all the smiles.
Drone Malone even made an appearance at Kivi Park and you can watch his/her video below.
On the Kivi Park website there is a gallery of historical photos of the Fielding family taken at the park site and in other areas around Long Lake. Interestingly most of them were taken outdoors showing the Fielding family and friends hiking, boating, cross country skiing, skating, picnicking and camping.
Having grown up in the area Mrs. Fielding who said, “I wanted to do something special in my 100th year, to give back to the community that has given so much to me” is in effect recreating history with her generous donation and providing families today with the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors just as she and her family did.