Idea #5775

A Skate Park For Penhold Youth

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About This Idea:


Large ($100K - 500K)



Posted by: TWells

Organization: Penhold & District Optimist Club

Location: Penhold, Alberta, Canada

Idea Created: September 30, 2010


The Penhold & District Optimist Club, formed in June of 2010, is part of Optimist International whose sole mission is to better the lives of children and youth in every community. Each year Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects that reach more than six million young people throughout the world, and Penhold & District is now proudly a part of it.

Members of the Penhold and District Optimist Club are advocating for our local youth by helping to make their DREAM of having a Skate Board Park in Penhold a REALITY.

Centrally located on Highway 2A between Red Deer and Innisfail Alberta, Penhold is a vibrant family orientated community; a perfect place to raise a family. We boast a unique relationship with our local schools in working together and supporting a healthy, active community. Penhold is a vibrant, growing town within the Central Alberta corridor that is demonstrating innovation, partnerships and significant growth. It is our mandate to protect the vitality and health of our town, which also includes supporting a responsible, ever-active and safe community for everyone. This will positively impact the economic, social and environmental well-being of our citizens.

Local youth who participate in the Penhold Youth Club and/or attend the Penhold School have expressed their desire to have a place they can call their own, a place they can go and skate board or bmx bike where they can be free to develp their skills and meet new friends in a safe and positive environment.

As seen in our application video, our local youth feel their dream of a skate park would promote positive change in our community by providing them a place they can take ownership and be proud of. We feel that if our youth are involved in the process of undertaking such a large development such as this, that they will know that they are an important part of our community which will in turn develop their desire to keep the community clean, safe, and vibrant.

An important part of Penhold's vission is the Penhold S.H.A.R.E.S. Model. (Supportive.Healthy.Accepting.Responsible.Ever-Active.Safe.) This project supports the S.H.A.R.E.S. Model and we believe that...

A Skate Park in Penhold would promote Positive Change in our Community and turn a DREAM into REALITY!

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