Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Return of Winter, makes for delays for McKay Street Park's Build Day

A Winter weather delay in store for McKay Street Build Project

The unsettled weather and the return of cold temperatures and snow has resulted in a change to the schedule for Transition Prince Rupert and their plans to get to work on the Mckay Street Playground installation.

The Community Build Day, which was originally set for this Sunday, March 4th, has now been pushed back by a month, to allow for better conditions for those that will be volunteering of their time to install the much anticipated park equipment in the abandoned ball field at the corner of Kootenay Avenue and McKay Street.

While the community Build Day at the McKay Street Park has been
postponed until April, some preliminary work will continue through march

We outlined some background notes related to that project  earlier this month

Transition Prince Rupert posted the postponement notice to the organizations Facebook page on Monday. Noting that the current frozen state of the ground conditions would make it impossible to make sure that the playground is put properly in place.

As well, Transition Prince Rupert  notes that by shifting the date of the build to April, the organization will also avoid the SD52 Spring Break period.

They also note that while the Big Build Day has been pushed back to April, some preliminary work will be taking place through March, advising residents of the area to stay clear of the site.

Transition Prince Rupert has postponed the planned McKay Street
Build day, originally scheduled for this Sunday.  The new date will 
be confirmed in early April
(click to enlarge)

Organizers suggest that the new Build Day will come either April 7th or 14th, they will confirm the event once they hear back from BCAA, the provincial organization is providing for the majority of the funding for the project, that as a result of Prince Rupert's success in the BCAA Play Here competition of last Spring.

You can learn more about the project and receive updates related to the new schedule from the Transition Prince Rupert Facebook Page.

More items of interest related to Community events in Prince Rupert can be found from our archive page here.

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