Frisbee Golf Cleanup
If you decided one day this summer you wanted to play Frisbee golf, and you went to the course at Shirley Macy Park, you would find that the trail was cramped and crowded from being unmaintained. A lot of sharp sticks and plants and no clear defined trail, made the course confusing. Well not anymore!! Not only have the trail and baskets been cleared of debris and garbage, but there are small hidden treasures for one’s viewing pleasure!
On July 10th, London Drugs and the artfarm teamed up with the SCRD to blitz through the rundown and dilapidated Frisbee golf course at Shirley Macy Park (off Chamberlain). The workday started at 10 and lasted 7 hours (with a 1hour lunch). It was hot, muggy, dirty, and tiring; and for a small few, quite buggy. At the end of the day we had a small bar-b-cue and ran through the convenient water park to cool off.
Some highlights of the group’s hard work were the many art pieces placed throughout the course for people to take notice and become aware of what is around them. Some of the pieces include a beautiful wood ladder created between two trees; a fanning wooden ribcage along the path; a curved tepee under a tree; a bird’s nest on a stump; and a fern man way up high.
Sandy Buck, our master artist on board that day was busy at the trail head creating a sign for future connoisseurs, and designing and created a beautiful and colourful sculpture of recycled materials for the course. There are more pieces to come from her, so be on the lookout for new additions along the trial.