© — Photo by Rebekah Ward/Special to The Telegram
Her Honour Patricia Fagan (left), patron donor Elinor Gill Ratcliffe, campaign chairwoman Mary Walsh and Mayor Dennis O’Keefe break the ground for the new ice skating trail at Bannerman Park.
This morning at 10:30, officials broke ground on the ice skating trail at Bannerman Park.
Campaign chairwoman Mary Walsh pointed to the value of investing in such a popular site.
“It’s served all classes of Newfoundland society, from the richest to the very poorest, (which makes it) a real, valid, profound public space,” Walsh said.
Walsh was one of four shovel-bearers along with Her Honour Patricia Fagan, Mayor Dennis O’Keefe and patron donor Elinor Gill Ratcliffe.
“It’s all about memories,” O’Keefe said.
“We are here, and we are so interested in the park, because we all have memories of this park. ...What we’re doing now is building memories for generations yet unborn.”
Fundraising for the trail is now complete. Its construction is well under way, and due to be completed in November or December of this year.