Melissa Sheridan, the President of CRCS Recreation, the Miracle Recreation and Little Tikes Commercial representative agency in Northern Ontario, was recently named one of the winners of the 2017 40 Under Forty Award by Northern Ontario Business, an integrated media outlet dedicated to providing vital news and relevant business information and events for the most influential business leaders and decision makers across Northern Ontario. This honour is given to young emerging leaders who are actively involved and excelling in their work as well as through their contributions to the Greater Sudbury community in Ontario.
In addition to being President of CRCS Recreation, Melissa holds the title of Park Leader at Kivi Park, Ontario’s premiere destination for sport, nature and adventure, set on 450+ acres of Cambrian Shield overlooking Long Lake in Sudbury, Ontario.
As Park Leader, Melissa is the liaison with non-profit organizations to plan and execute events, works with donors and sponsors to continuously expand the park’s sporting facilities and beautification efforts and acts as the Kivi Park spokesperson. Melissa has been President of CRCS Recreation since 2001 and has been Park Leader at Kivi Park since the announcement of its creation in the spring of 2016.
CRCS Recreation is a team of professional playground consultants and park designers who have constructed hundreds of playgrounds, splash pads, sporting venues and park furnishing sites throughout Northern Ontario.
This park is a wonderful fundraising success story for this small town with a population of 20,000 people that was able to raise the funds to build this park in 9 months. Contributions came from local companies, local individuals, the Rotary club and a provincial grant.
Some notable features of this beautiful, inclusive play structure are:
– deck access by ramps, transfer station and climbers
– Picture Communication Symbols
– the Tree Climb that reflects the natural environment
– a wheelchair accessible “Rock’n Ship glider” that has an area of 70 sq. ft. (6.5 sq. m) to allow ample space for all children (and caregivers) to play together while enjoying the rocking motion.
– 18 months to 5 year and 5 to 12 year play solutions
– a group swing
– braille features and deck edge markers to make sure
children with vision impairments enjoy this
“park for everybody.”
Here is a video of the park to share the fun and inspire.
Children love the new “Pumpkin Playground” recently opened in San Martin Park. It is a fully inclusive playground with a wide variety of play opportunities, but it is the imaginative play that really gets fired up when children (and adults) arrive at the Pumpkin Carriage.
Residents stop in the park not only to play, but also have birthday, prom and even wedding pictures taken!
Call your local PlayPower Canada representative for more details.
Book your trip to Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, for Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador’s 43rd Annual General Meeting, Conference & Tradeshow on May 30 & 31, 2014. The agenda for this event packed from early morning to late at night, but make sure to stop by the Coastline Specialties booth during the Exhibitor’s Trade Show/Wine & Cheese Social from 8:30pm to 11pm on Friday, May 30, 2014. Introduce yourself to Colin Hawco and learn about the latest PlayPower Canada offerings from Little Tikes, Miracle and HAGS!
More information on this event is available at www.recreationnl.com