When you want it done right for the next generation. Economic Development in First Nation Communities
The project team will work collaboratively and openly with First Nation clients to ensure that both the process and product are of the highest quality for budgetary and time requirements. Many projects entail working with traditional artists of the region to embed cultural symbolism within the design. The team is constantly strive to balance cultural sensitivity and environmental responsibility through the use of sustainable technologies and renewable resources where possible
We’ve noticed the lack of recreational and play areas in the community, and decided that a prime location for a multi-functional park would be in the quickly expanding complex apartment area that houses a high volume of families and young children within the community. The Tobique Youth Council is a collection of dedicated high school students ranging from the ages of 14-18 and three committed group leaders. This group is going on their third year. The group was created to give the youth an opportunity to do something better for themselves and their community; thus creating model citizens and potential role models for future generations. Their overall motto is Be the Change you want to see in the world.Having a multi-functional park that includes a playground, splash pad, outdoor rink and seating areas will allow our youth to have a safe space that they can value and is an area that they can enjoy on their own, with friends, or with family. The multifunctional park helps prevent less screen time and isolated play and promotes more physical activity and social interaction by providing recreational opportunities for children and families all year round.Having a family friendly environment that allows for members of all ages to enjoy not only provides ample room to run about and enjoy the outdoors, but it also enhances social and interpersonal skills of children and youth, family outings, and community cohesion.All funds brought in will be used to buy playground equipment, or to purchase trees and plants to beautify the area. Some other areas that the money can be used for may be the cost of the groundwork or any other infrastructure.
The proposed site for the Kciw Knicanewek Sports and Recreation Park is centrally located in the community providing equal access to residents. The site is a mix of existing former and planned land uses: