The Ministry of Transportation and Argo Road Maintenance generously volunteered the time and equipment. They and local volunteers layed approximately 7,000 brick pavers in front of the Barriere Bandshell.
It took two days of hard work, which included preparing the site and then putting the pavers in place.
“We didn’t get the grant we applied for to pay someone to do this for the community,” said Colleen Hannigan from the District of Barriere office, “however when Argo and MOTI stepped up to volunteer, we used the matching funds we did set aside in the budget to purchase both new and used pavers for the project.”
Prior to the day, District staff put a pipe chase in under the paved walkway which extends from the stage out into the grass portion of the oval to accommodate cables for events using a sound system. This will protect the cables and make the walkway more accessible for scooters and walkers.