North Glenora’s very own rink has been highlighted in a new book by community development experts Cormac Russell and John McKnight. Our rink is held up as an example of the power of community spirit.
The authors say, “Without a doubt this ice rink is a health enabler, precipitating both physical health and mental health as folks get outside in the winter and enjoy social connectedness, fun, laughter, and cooperation. Plus, they create and maintain it!” The North Glenora Dragons pond hockey team is also lauded for being “hyper-local, run by volunteers, non-competitive, multi-age, and multi-gender”.
On behalf of the community, I would like to send out a huge thank you to the dedicated neighbours who volunteer their time to flood and maintain the rink as well as the incredible team who coach and support the Dragons. You are amazing and your hard work brings joy not only to those who frequently use the rink, but to the community as a whole.
The Connected Community: Discovering the Health, Wealth, and Power of Neighborhoods by Cormac Russell and John McKnight is available where books are sold. If you like to support local business, it is also available to order at Audrey’s Books.
-Melissa Campbell, Past President, NGCL Board