Village Green Recreation Society

On Tuesday, I rose in the Legislature  to commend the members of the Village Green Recreation Society who have volunteered over many years to create a park and community hall for the residents of East Dover, McGraths Cove and Scotts Branch.

Incorporated in 1994, the Society began local fund-raising, acquired both municipal and provincial grants, and with hundreds of hours of volunteer labour, they opened the park.

Since then the Society has added picnic tables, swings, horseshoe pits, a paved basketball court, a canteen and storage building, as well as lighting for evening activities.

In 2012 the Village Green Recreation Society acquired the local church hall, then made numerous improvements to ensure the hall is a year round venue.

They now host a variety of activities including a biweekly lending library, weekly card games, children’s Christmas parties, music jams and folk concerts, coffee houses, movie nights, art exhibits and more.

The Village Green Recreation Society exemplifies the value brought to a community by dedicated volunteers, and I wish them all the best as they carry on their important work.