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Friends of Chippewa Park to Hold Annual General Meeting

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THUNDER BAY, ON  ---  April 1, 2012 -------  Thursday, April 5 is the date for the 2012 Annual General Meeting of The Friends of Chippewa Park.  A Friends of Chippewa Parkkey part of this meeting will be an important update from the Parks Division on proposed changes to the park.

TFOCP President, Lorraine Lortie-Krawczuk said that "there will be a series of announcements by the Parks department affecting almost every area of the park, with some removals as well as additions to what the park has to offer. We are also pleased that the Recreation and Culture Division will be on hand to outline their plans for 2012."

In addition, there will be the annual election of one third of the Board of Directors, discussion of the programming plans for this summer and the usual reports from the officers.

The meeting is being held at the CAW hall located at 112  Gore St. West and will start at 7:00 PM.  Memberships will be available for purchase at the door. The public is invited to attend.

The Friends of Chippewa Park is a Not-For-Profit organization, founded in 2002, whose aim is to restore Chippewa Park to its full potential.  TFOCP have raised and invested over $6 million to preserve the Park's rich history, renovate & improve the physical grounds & structures, and enhance its natural beauty for all to enjoy.  With a dedicated membership of neighbours, friends, and caring citizens TFOCP work to re-establish Chippewa Park as a destination of choice and a recreational haven.  TFOCP is a very active organization that has made great strides in Chippewa’s restoration and continues to work hard planning for Chippewa’s future.  Their mission statement is " To provide public amenities and to preserve, protect and promote the public park known as Chippewa Park located in and owned by the City of Thunder Bay with the intention that the park reaches its full potential as a public recreation area to the full benefit of the community."

You can visit the Friends of Chippewa Park at http://www.chippewapark.ca/homepage2.html

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