Our Story

The Windermere Fitness Park project team, led by Brad White and the Windermere PAC, assisted by volunteers from the community have been busy behind the scenes for more than 2 years to make the Windermere Fitness Park a reality. And now, as of March 2022, their work has paid off. Sufficient funds have been raised and the project is a GO! To be specific, the equipment and rubber surface for the park have now been fully funded: Phase 1 by individuals, businesses, the VSB and the PAC; and Phase 2 by the government of Canada, through the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative.

The articles in this blog, a collection of feature stories, document important moments in the journey to create the fitness park for the benefit of Windermere High School and community.

Introducing Athletic Endeavours

Introducing Windermere Fitness Park featured donor Andrew Tuovinen of Athletic Endeavours Personal Training and Multi-sport Endurance Coaching who, until recently, made his home here in Renfrew Heights. “Even though I’ve moved a few kilometres away, I donated because I believe in this project and I think it will pave the way for more fitness parks.”

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Canada Healthy Communities Initiative Grant

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19. Brad White applied on behalf of the Windermere Fitness Park (WFP) project and within months found out that indeed, we qualified. Read the story here…

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The Project is a GO!

It’s official. The Windermere Fitness Park project is a GO! The years-long efforts of Brad White and the PAC has paid off. The equipment and rubber surface for the park have now been fully funded: Phase 1 by individuals, businesses, the VSB and the PAC, and Phase 2 by the government of Canada, through the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. The facility is expected to open in late April.

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Windermere PAC Donations Call-To-Action

The Windermere PAC wants you, students, families, and residents of Renfrew Heights… to get fit for life. That’s right, you can be prepare to be fit for life tomorrow by making the Windermere Fitness Park a reality with your generous donation today.

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PAC Donates $11,000

The Windermere Fitness Park team is overjoyed to announce the PAC executives of Windermere Secondary have made the decision to donate $6,000 more towards the fitness park!!! This is in addition to $5,000 already approved earlier this year. Remarkably, a total of $11,000 is being donated from the PAC 🙂

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SY Farm Market

Owners Sonny and Yuyi of SY Farm Market at 2438 E Hastings Street live near the school and donated $500 towards the Windermere Fitness Park describing their contribution as a “no-brainer”. “We value our community and try to give back when we can”, adds Sonny. Many thanks to the Deng family for their generous support!

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Donation FAQs

Home We are all working very hard to make this project a reality. I hope you will support our efforts to improve the mental and

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My Active Community

Home My Active Community As a long-time resident and Windermere Fitness Park project supporter, allow me to introduce the neighbourhood surrounding Windermere Secondary, the community

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