August 21st, The Town of Collingwood’s Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department met with the Children’s Treatment Network at the Collingwood Public Library to engage with youth on the design of a new playground facility at Sunset Point Park. Town Staff met with youth in grades 8 to 12, to discuss creating a safe, inclusive, accessible area for play on the 7 key forms of play (active, artistic, creative, sensory, games, social, and reflective) and ideas for play space features at the new Sunset Point Park Playground. This feedback, along with feedback from a March survey, June Youth Engagement Sessions, and August Family Engagement Sessions, will help guide the design work for the next edition of the Sunset Point Playground. Visit engage.collingwood.ca to stay informed about the Sunset Point Park Playground project.
(Source: Town of Collingwood; Image: Trip Advisor)
A blood donor clinic is being held Wed. August 28th, at the Owen Sound Legion, 1450 2nd Avenue West, from 2 til 7 pm. New donors are also needed. Visit blood.ca for more information and to book your appointment.
August 28th, the West Grey Police Service will be launching its partnership with the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation and its Connect Protect program to help police officers who are interacting with vulnerable people, including those who are living with autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s or other cognitive brain injuries. The Connect Protect program will also assist police officers in finding lost or missing vulnerable individuals and will ensure that they are quickly identified and brought back into the care of their loved ones. The West Grey Police Service and MedicAlert team will host a registration and information day, August 28th from 9 am to 2:30 pm. The information booth will be stationed on Garafraxa Street South in front of the RBC Royal Bank (108 Garafraxa St. S, Durham.) For more information on the MedicAlert Connect Protect Service and to find out how you or a loved one can be signed up, visit medicalert.ca/connectprotect
(Source: West Grey Police Service)
In baseball, the Oakland Athletics set season highs for runs and hits in a 19-4 thrashing of the Kansas City Royals last night.
Colorado beat Atlanta 3-1.
Miami lost to Cincinnati 6-3.
Toronto is back in action tonight at home to Atlanta. Game time 7:07.
In tennis, playing her first match at the U.S. Open since last year’s loss in a chaotic, controversial final, Serena Williams played nearly perfect tennis and beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 last night.
Five-time champion Roger Federer improved to 19-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open by beating Sumit Nagal 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the last match of the day. Earlier, top-seeded Novak Djokovic dispatched Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
Canada’s Milos Raonic has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury.