Morel Brothers Open City's
Greater Sudbury's newest park is open for fun.
The Morel Family Foundation Park, located at 270 Second Ave., was officially opened on June 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and party. It's the result of $400,000 in donations from the Morel Family Foundation to the City of Greater Sudbury.
Opening of Morel Family Foundation Park
The grand opening of the Morel Family Foundation Park on Second Avenue in Sudbury, Ont. was held on Saturday June 17, 2017.
The event included live entertainment, free barbecue and goodies, horse and pony rides, bouncy castles and a number of other activities.
Morel Foundation Family Park opens today in Sudbury
The Morel Family Foundation Park will officially open Saturday.
The grand opening takes place at 11 a.m. at the park's location, 270 Second Ave. There will be a barbecue, cotton candy and ice cream.
"My dad was a celebratory individual and we want this to be a huge celebration," Kelly Morel said.
The Grand Opening of the Morel Family Foundation Park
The Morel Family Foundation has been working tirelessly on a flagship project aimed at improving the lives of a community in need. Kelly and Cory began the foundation to honor their late parents, Ray and Barbara Morel, by carrying forward their kindness and dedication to philanthropy.
Over the past 25 years, the family has been involved in numerous charitable projects both personally and through the corporate structure of the Morel Group of Companies. To continue to provide much-needed support to children and families in need, the foundation has been established as the official outlet for charitable efforts on behalf of the company.
As proud fathers themselves, Kelly and Cory value the importance of staying close to family roots. Hence, their hometown in Sudbury, Ontario naturally stood out as the perfect location for the first official Morel Family Foundation project.
With the goal of improving the daily lives of children in the community, the Morel Family Foundation partnered with the Greater City of Sudbury to cover the costs associated with repairing, revitalizing and upgrading the former Adamsdale Playground, and transforming the 230,000 square-foot area into the Morel Family Foundation Park—complete with new swing sets, climbers, play areas and of course, the centerpiece splash pad. This has been done without the solicitation of any sponsorships or donations, simply meant to be an altruistic gesture of appreciation for a community close to their hearts.
The focus of this project is to facilitate inclusive family fun for children of all ages and abilities. Kelly and Cory personally selected the best equipment to meet the needs of all children. The project is currently in its final stage of completion: the equipment has been installed, the sign has been posted and the whole community is buzzing with excitement.
To celebrate the Grand Opening of the park, Kelly and Cory invite you to join us on Saturday, June 17th for live entertainment, free food and gifts, and tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy. To view the invitation to the event, along with pictures of every step of the process, visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/morelfamilyfoundation.
Along with providing the community with a brand-new space for play, the park is meant to be a symbol of the foundation’s commitment to helping those less fortunate. We have developed specific programs for families and individuals in need, which can be found here on our website.
We are truly proud of everything we have accomplished so far, and would like to take this opportunity to share the news. Together, we hope to keep doing what we set out to do—give back and dream big!
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