I would like to nominate “Adam and Lily’s Community Rink” and it’s owner Mitchell Clark in Bonshaw, PE.
Mitchell owns and established Adam and Lily’s community rink this year. It is a 60 x 90 foot labour of love as Mitchell’s own kids (Adam and Lily) are under two and not yet using it regularly.
This rink has seen wonderful community engagement and many volunteers to upkeep it. We have been so grateful during Covid times to have this safe, happy gathering spot and hope to keep it going for years to come. The money from this contest would go to replacing the tarp for next year's ice surface.
I am nominating Adam and Lily's Community Rink in Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island for the CARHA Hockey Campaign. I live right next door to this rink The reason I believe our rink is special is because of the motivation behind it. Selfless love for winter, physical activity and community. When there’s a snowfall everyone comes out to help clear even if they’re not skaters. It’s a special place.
I am nominating Adam and Lily's Community Rink in Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island for the CARHA Hockey Campaign. The reason I believe our rink is special is because it's a small outdoor rink in rural PEI that had truly been a labour of love from Mitch and other community members. It brings families together in an active outdoor activity during a time that our communities and families need it more than ever.
Adam & Lily's Community Rink has my vote - reminds me of when I was growing up, some amazing memories that last a lifetime.
I am nominating Adam and Lily's Community Rink in Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island for the CARHA Hockey Campaign. The reason I believe our rink is special is because it's sweet, simple, gorgeous background of the Bonshaw Hills, and made and tended with love by Adam and Lily's dad, with a little muscle from neighbours.
I would like to nominate the Fortune Outdoor Rink. The Fortune Outdoor Rink is a community rink that is located behind our community hall in Fortune Bridge, Prince Edward Island. The rink has been in existence since I was a young girl - some 15-20 years ago. I cannot speak to the complete history of the rink, but I know that a man who has stood behind the hose... rather, the initiative.. since that time, is my father, Wayne Townshend.
When my father became invested in the outdoor rink he really dove in. Not only did he spend hours and hours maintaining the ice, but he also started a community fundraiser to raise money for the rink. That particular fundraiser stills exists today, however, the proceeds no longer go to the upkeep of the outdoor rink.
The rink itself is a paved pad, 48ft x 120ft, with plywood boards. Through the years the local Girl Guide members took time to paint a section of the boards with colourful flowers that have now become faded. The rink is not as appealing to the eye as it once was, but it still holds a lot of heart in the center of our community.
The rink is 100% volunteer driven. This year my family and I moved back to my "home-community" and my husband and I convinced my father to help "get the ice in" again this winter. Dad always said he had put in his time, but with 11 grandkids and lots of youngsters coming up in the community, I guess he just couldn't say no. We spent lots of beautiful evenings this past winter skating under the stars - how fortunate are we?!
As a new member of the community, my husband, Andrew, put in a lot of time and effort this winter to ensure the ice was top notch. My father was at his side and offered lots of guidance along the way. While our son is in his first year of hockey, and our daughter not on skates yet, we anticipate many winters when they will spend their evenings "up at the rink" (this winter we could hear the skates and sticks from our back deck)!
I would like to nominate an outdoor rink located in Grand Tracadie, PEI. There are always people at this rink. It is a great place for the community to get together. We host skate events here. We have times set aside for family skates and pickup hockey.
I would like to nominate the outdoor rink at the North Shore Community Centre located in West Covehead, PEI.
This outdoor rink is a great asset to our Community. It is great to see families outside, being active and having fun!