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Re-opening a long time coming for this park

The celebrations featured a parade, face painting, a barbeque, small gifts for the children and more on Saturday, with many kids excited to just fly high on the swing set. Pictured, Canaan Labombard can’t contain his excitement on the new swings.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
PORTAGE DU FORT
Aug. 18, 2018
One town bordering the Ottawa River had reason to celebrate Saturday morning, as they welcomed the re-opening of their playground, done up with a brand-new swing set, play structure, sandbox and a fresh layer of sod to round it all out.
The community park in Portage du Fort held its official grand re-opening celebrations on Saturday, seeing over 25 kids and their families turn out to see everything new at their home playground.
“We’re really excited, we’re really happy, because finally we have a park that is updated, it’s safe and the kids can come to enjoy it,” said Jenn Murphy, secretary for the Portage du Fort Recreation Association.
The party began at 10:30 a.m., when a parade formed at town hall. Local children, anxious to hit the new swing set and play structure, hopped on their decorated scooters, bikes, plus some mini, electric-powered vehicles to make their way down rue de l'Église.

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