On May 15, 2015, I received a very respectful and well written letter from four community minded Grade 7 students attending ARES (Adam Robertson Elementary School) inquiring about the possibility of developing a new skate park. They felt strongly that although there had been many positive improvements to the Town in the last number of years, amenities for the “younger people were being left out”. Here is an excerpt from that letter: “Recently, we went to Cranbrook to use their skate and bike park. We were able to stay there for five hours without getting bored. If Creston was able to have an expanded version of its current skate park then more teens would have a safer place to bike”. Today, five years later, I would like to thank these young gentlemen (three of whom are part of the PCSS 2020 graduating class) for this letter. It formed a part of the June 23, 2015 Council agenda package and was the catalyst for the development of the new skate park which is now a prominent feature in the new Creston Community Park!