Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids is an all volunteer non-profit organization created to build community capacity on the grassroots level, while building playgrounds, skate parks and fitness parks across Canada. These projects leave a legacy of community members who are inspired and better equipped to lay a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

Desired Outcomes

Remember when you were a kid and how it felt to spend days with friends and family at the park. The excitement you felt driving over the bumpy road, knowing the playground was just ahead............... Let's bring that joy to our children.

As a Recreation Committee and Town Council we are striving to meet the following goals:
- To create a social hub where all residents of Hare Bay can connect.
- To restore pride and ownership in our community by bringing everyone together to achieve a common goal thereby developing a more united community empowered to create positive change.
- To provide our youth with opportunities that will foster positive self-growth and leadership skills, encouraging them to take an active role in their community.
- To enhance the lives of our children by creating a safe and sustainable play area that will promote physical and social activity for the children and their families.
- Networking with local businesses and organizations to increase support and participation thus allowing us to develop future projects.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Special Donation From A Wonderful Lady

From Mrs. Hellen Humphries;

"I am a Grandmother of 22 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. I would like to donate a dollar for the playground on behalf of each of them, the total is $55.00."

We thank you Mrs. Humphries for your wonderful donation and may God bless you with more Grandchildren in your life.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friends Club Donates Hand Made Quilt

Thanks to Trudy Ford, Faye Pickett, Tina Collins, Cora Rowsell, Rachel Wiseman, Roslyn Compagnon, Anne Collins, Marilyn Rogers and Mary Collins of "Friends Club" for making and donating this beautiful butterfly quilt. Tickets are $1.00 ea. and can be purchased from any of the club members or the recreation committee. Draw date is June 18th. So far the ticket sales have raised $1112. Thank you so much ladies for this great fundraiser!


Remember the days spent at Hare Bay Park basking in the sun waiting for your turn on the merry-go-round, or getting your friend to join you on the see-saw. Times may have changed for you and I as adults but our kids deserve to create those same memories ................

Can you see the pride put into decorating this bike for a Canada Day Parade we had many years ago, well I think we still have that pride today. This playground opportunity will come our way but once and then it's gone. We need to make the most of it and really make it count. Come join us on this journey.

New Playground Design

Our new playground designs have been finalized. Here is what the kids have chosen to see in their playgrounds.

This is what we're all working so hard for:
This is our existing playground. Our recreation committee worked hard to get this much, how much harder can we work as a community to achieve our new playground! We are half way there, WE CAN DO THIS!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

One Big Step Closer

The Town of Hare Bay has come through in a big way. They've committed $10,000.00 to the two new playgrounds. The donation is just one of several ways the town is helping. The second playground was a new building lot (valued at $6500.00) that the town, instead of selling has now set aside for the new playground. There are many other things behind the scenes that the town does but are never mentioned. Small things like helping with postage, paper copying, use of town equipment and labor and other things that almost go unnoticed. We would like to give another big thank you to our town manager George Collins for all his help, encouragement and involvement. This whole process is about more than just the Recreation Committees involvement, it takes the community as a whole to make this dream come true. So let's pull up our socks people and let's have fun making this happen.

Special Thanks

A big "Thank You" goes out to Charlene Hounsell who collected $600.00 in donations from businesses in St. John's. It's great to see people from away helping with this great cause.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Donor Information Packages

We've put together our information packages for businesses. We have already sent a number of them out to our community businesses and we are very pleased to see people taking them to their place of work outside the community as well as outside of the province. If you would like some to give to family, friends or businesses, please contact Sue Collins at 537-5652 or todd-sue@hotmail.comCommunity partners will be a big part of making this dream a reality! Many community organizations have expressed their desire to help us out so we are looking forward to their support!