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Community gathers for Laura Thurston Campbell Park dedication

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August 26, 2015 - DUNSFORD – On Tuesday, August 25 family and friends of Laura Thurston Campbell gathered at 89 Dunsford Road in Dunsford for an official dedication ceremony for a new park.

Laura, who passed away December 2, 2014, was a tireless advocate for public green space and it was her vision to create a green space from a small piece of property in the village.

A long-time Dunsford resident, Laura advocated more than 30 years ago that the property in question be recognized as open green space.

During the dedication ceremony on Tuesday, Laura’s son Elias Campbell spoke on his mother’s behalf while Laura’s daughter Abigail Campbell shared details of the history of the property and the dedication in their mother’s name.

“There is no doubt, given the community support and turn out at the dedication, that Laura was much loved and respected by the community,” said Jenn Johnson, Manager of Parks, Recreation and Culture for the City. “Now residents and children in Dunsford will have an ongoing reminder of a great individual and her desire to protect green space for future generations.”

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For more information please contact:

 Meaghan McGowan, Marketing Assistant
Parks, Recreation and Culture Division
mmcgowan@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca
705.324.9411 ext.1220

Community gathers for Laura Thurston Campbell Park dedication

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