Spring Cleaning Celebration in Limbrick

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The Vale Community Council under the stewardship and guidance of Amanda Perreault brings the Limbrick Neighbourhood together.
The Vale Community Council under the stewardship and guidance of Amanda Perreault brings the Limbrick Neighbourhood together.
The energy of youth in action. Young people even cleared the trees of debris.
The energy of youth in action. Young people even cleared the trees of debris.

Vale Community Council Cleans Up Neighbourhood

THUNDER BAY – A nice spring day, lots of energetic young people, and a neighbourhood that needs attention. Those ingredients, topped off with ice cream cones led to a successful spring cleaning for the Vale Community Council.

Limbrick neighbourhood shares a lot of commonalities in Thunder Bay, a diverse neighbourhood with a large First Nation population. The neighbourhood is a young one, with lots of kids.

The Vale Community Council brings the community, especially the youth together to make a difference. This week, after several clean up efforts in the Fort William downtown, the youth got together to clean up their own neighbourhood.

Clean up underway in Limbrick. Youth fuelled and parent supported
Clean up underway in Limbrick. Youth fuelled and parent supported

The winter’s litter was made short work of by the energetic youth.

The youth covered the clean up across the neighbourhood.
The youth covered the clean up across the neighbourhood.
The Vale Community Council under the stewardship and guidance of Amanda Perreault brings the Limbrick Neighbourhood together.
The Vale Community Council under the stewardship and guidance of Amanda Perreault brings the Limbrick Neighbourhood together.

 

The smiles and grins as ice cream cones top off a great afternoon of effort by the Vale Community Council
The smiles and grins as ice cream cones top off a great afternoon of effort by the Vale Community Council

There are a lot of different efforts underway to help build neighbourhood capacity and create a greater sense of community in the Limbrick Housing project. Often ideas are brought forward and simply completed without widespread consultation from the community. A Bike Park that was installed in the neighbourhood has become full of holes, and a source of mud and dirt. Some of the dirt is thrown against the unit that could be used by the community for gatherings, but remains closed.

The new playground is very popular with the young people, and it is cleaned by the residents on a regular basis. However another play area, with sand has become a neighbourhood litter box for stray cats.

Some of the needs in Limbrick will take special effort from Thunder Bay Housing. A bike play area in the neighbourhood has turned into what neighbours call "The Mud Park"
Some of the needs in Limbrick will take special effort from Thunder Bay Housing. A bike play area in the neighbourhood has turned into what neighbours call “The Mud Park”
Spring Cleaning Limbrick Style
Spring Cleaning Limbrick Style
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