My name is KC van Goozen and I am one of the students from École secondaire Gabriel-Dumont, located on Huron Street, that produced the video on Ed Blake Park for NELCE’s entry in the AVIVA Community Fund competition.  For any of you who has not yet seen this video, please check it out this link:

And the construction work has begun!  On April 1st, right after the funding came in for the Redevelopment of Ed Blake Park project,  a City crew came out and removed the playground equipment, in order to get the land ready for the next phase of construction work.  The playground equipment will  receive a new coat of paint and it will be reinstalled in the Park, in September 2010, when the redevelopment project is scheduled to be completed and the park reopens to the public.  In the next week or so, the fences will be put up, and the machines started.  I am excited about this project, and can’t wait to meet the contractor.

As a member of the Neighbourhood Development Action Area Committee, I am going to keep an eye on construction work being done at Ed Blake Park, from beginning to end.  I plan to have a weekly news update for you on this blog page.  In the summer, while I am away, I will ask a good friend of mine to keep it going. If you are interested in learning more about this project, or participating in one of the short films we plan to make, please write to me at

In the meantime, I hope you will join me each week as I  follow the progress of this project.

KC van Goozen