Archived Letter – 801

A Letter of Appreciation:
Every winter, Mapleton residents enjoy skating on an outdoor community ice rink in Moorefield. This rink is shared by skaters of all ages and abilities. It is a wonderful gift to be able to take our children there and encourage them to enjoy some fresh air and exercise with us, in true Canadian fashion.
The rink is put into place by several community members, and the setup is always facilitated with the Optimist and our local firefighters.
The daily maintenance of the rink is really led by one generous resident, Mr. Dave Franklin. Following heavy snow storms, Dave is regularly out there walking behind the snowblower he adapted for rink snow removal. He faithfully floods the rink and patches any holes that appear. He has helped us clear the snow when he sees us shoveling, and is always so happy to know that it is being enjoyed. We love our town rink and we are so very thankful for his drive and dedication to it.
I am so grateful that we live in this small community where there are wonderful community groups and volunteers providing healthful entertainment for the youth of the community. A big thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Brian, Kim, Madison, Luke and Mariska Rumph