|Saturday July 23, 12 noon, Weston Park!|
Free icecream to the first 100 visitors!
WESTON PARK FANS: YOU’RE INVITED!
Alta Vista residents who use Weston Park: we invite you to join us this Saturday June 23, 2012 at Weston Park, at noon sharp, for a free frozen treat!
Over the course of the last three years, Alta Vista ward has accrued a reserve of money provided by building developers; this money is called ‘cash-in-lieu-of-parkland’ money, and it is earmarked for the improvement and development of local parks. As promised during the election, Councillor Hume is working hard to have these funds put towards as many parks as possible.
Over the course of this term of council, the Hume office will be coordinating rejuvenation and renovation projects in as many parks within the ward as possible; these projects are above and beyond the scope of the City’s regularly-scheduled maintenance and replacement plans. Councillor Hume is seeking input on the parks as each project is begun. Work is already underway on plans Grasshopper Park, Canterbury Park, and Balena. Our next stop is Weston Park!
We hope that you’ll join us on Saturday at noon to share your ideas and have a treat. The Merry Dairy, a new local food truck, will be on site providing their incredible frozen custard to the first 100 residents who share their park input.
We will be spreading the word about the Hume Parks Projects over the course of the summer; stay tuned for more blog posts, on-site promotion, and other initiatives to gather public feedback. If you’d like to share your ideas on Weston Park but cannot make it down on Saturday, click thislink to head straight to a feedback form where you can share your ideas with us right now.
MORE ABOUT THE MERRY DAIRY:
The Merry Dairy, in its first year of operation, is owned by West Wellington resident Marlene Haley, who was inspired to introduce frozen custard to Ottawa while living in the United States. Frozen custard is a type of ice cream, that has a high cream content and egg yolk, and as a result has a smooth, rich taste. Frozen custard was invented in the 1920s in Coney Island, however, today many acknowledge the frozen custard capital to be Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Merry Dairy Frozen Custard Truck makes its frozen custard fresh every day with the following ingredients: cream, sugar, pasteurized egg yolk, and vanilla. The truck is a nut free truck. It is also powered by Google Latitude so that customers can track where in Ottawa the truck happens to be that day via themerrydairy.com, or through Facebook and Twitter.