Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha donates musical playground to Riverview Park and Zoo

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musical play equipment
Music is a global, artistic language that creates community, connection and a sense of belonging. Some studies suggest that music is older than speech and language, and that speech may have even evolved from music. The primal power of music evokes emotions, memories and images, taking the participant on a magical journey.
The Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha and the Riverview Park and Zoo are thrilled to announce the partnership for the purchase and installation of the Deluxe Collection –Freenotes Harmony Outdoor Musical Playground. The instruments were purchased at a cost of $30,000.00 by the Kawartha Rotary Club and the Riverview Zoo provided the land and will be responsible for the installation.
Jim Moloney, Manager and Curator at the Riverview Park and Zoo was appreciative of the gift. “Thank you to the Kawartha Rotary Club for this generous contribution to the Zoo which will be enjoyed by people of all ages”. Rino Andreoli, President, Kawartha Rotary Club stated “We are proud of our community involvement and this project is part of our Kawartha Club Trilogy… water in the park (Rotary Splash Pad located at Nicols Oval), fitness in the park (Outdoor Gym located at Beavermead) and now music in the park.
Members of the Rotary Club will meet at the Rotary Education Building at Riverview Park and Zoo on Friday, November 15th at 1pm to assist with some assembly of the musical instruments. The media is encouraged to attend to see Rotarians at work and to get the first glimpse of these instruments.
The annual Kawartha Rotary Auction will go live on Monday, November 18th and will close on Sunday, November 8th. Proceeds from the auction will support the Outdoor Musical Instrument project.