Gurdwara donates to Weaver Park in Port Alberni

Alberni Valley Gurdwara Society helps Weaver Park rebuilding committee with $1,000 donation.

Brenda and BJ Patterson and their children

Members of the Alberni Valley Gurdwara Society have contributed $1,000 to the rebuilding of Weaver Park, which is kitty-corner to the gurdwara on Fifth Avenue.

“We’re in the neighbourhood and since the neighbourhood collected money, we wanted to contribute,” Jasbir Singh Toor said as he presented Weaver Park advocate Brenda Patterson with the cheque.

The gurdwara holds children’s games at the park every summer and are looking forward to using the rejuvenated park. New playground equipment has been installed and Patterson and her husband BJ are hoping some of the trails around the park can be cleaned up and thinned out of diseased and dangerous trees.

Patterson said the Weaver Park committee has nearly raised the remaining $11,000 to help pay for the park, and will soon enter the second phase of development. She and other committee members have committed to raise funds for at least another year; they will put down rubber safety matting and hope to raise enough to pay for a free-standing slide and another set of swings suitable for toddlers, she said.

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