The Town of North Rustico has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Murray Pinchuk Community Builder Award for the Town’s work on Seawalk Park.
The Award will be presented at the Town Office located at 106 Riverside Drive on Friday, November 6th at 11:00 am to celebrate World Town Planning Day on November 8th. Planners in 30 countries mark this day by talking to community or student groups, or sponsoring activities that highlight the importance of planning in their community.
The Murray Pinchuk Community Builder Award is a local award presented by the Prince Edward Island Association of Planners to recognize an individual, group or organization that has through their outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making their community a better place today and for the future.
The North Rustico submission was recognized for positively impacting the built environment by creating a people place that provides attractions for local residents and visitors alike. The new Welcome Centre for tourists is complemented by providing a venue for local artisans to display their work in an environment that is fully accessible to everyone. The area is further complemented by relocating playground equipment to one central location in the park. The planning community recognizes that this project has something for everyone in the community and brings people together in a manner that takes advantage of their natural environment through good design.
The attached photograph was taken at an event called music in the park on July 29th, 2015 which illustrates how all of the planning elements come together to make Seawalk Park a worthy recipient of this year’s award.