Public Service Announcement
Kinsmen Park Accessibility
Information for the Public
Release Date: January 15, 2021
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, in partnership with the Helping Hands Committee, is pleased to advise residents that the Kinsmen Park accessibility path (connecting the Long Term Care Facility to Kinsmen Park) has been officially named “Joe’s Way” in honour of Councillor Joe Tremblett.
As many residents of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay appreciate, Kinsmen Park is a favorite location to enjoy a lovely summer’s day. For the Labrador Grenfell Health Long Term Care Facility residents and their families, accessing the park was not always easy.
Councillor Joe Tremblett recognized this as a significant issue and immediately championed the accessibility project. As a member of the Long Term Care Helping Hands committee, Joe, along with his colleagues of the 12th Council, met with officials at Labrador Grenfell Health, and together the accessibility project became a reality.
On June 26, 2019, Town Crews starting work on the small but essential project. Labrador Grenfell Health and Kinsmen Park’s pathway will give residents of the Long Term Care Facility direct safe access to Kinsmen Park. The path officially opened for use on July 1, 2019.
In a noon-hour ceremony held on January 15, 2021, members of the 12th Council, including Councillor Joe Tremblett, his family, and members of the Helping Hands Committee, gathered for an official naming ceremony erecting a sign declaring the path “Joe’s Way.”