The focal point for Kapuskasing's Heritage Lumberjack Festival will receive an $805,000-facelift through funding commitments from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) and the Town of Kapuskasing. Riverside Park will receive $345,000 from NOHFC and $460,000 from the town for park renovations, including walkway improvements, development of a water park activity and installation of a fountain. The park is used for the popular festival and a wide range of other community activities and special events.
"The project is consistent with the community’s overall tourism development plans and incorporates a number of priority capital projects that could not be undertaken without this support from the heritage fund,” said Kapuskasing Mayor Jean-Claude Caron in a written release. "These improvements will ensure that Riverside Park remains a focal point for community events for years to come."