Big improvements at the Rick Cauvier Memorial Park

Members of the Lions Club stand by the pavilion
October 5, 2021

If you’ve driven by the park in South Mountain lately, you may have noticed a few changes.

The Township of North Dundas is working hard to beautify public spaces. Over the past year, township staff and local contractors have been busy spiffing up the park.

Some of the improvements include: repaving the tennis courts, replacing the tennis court lights, light poles, nets & practice board, completing fence repairs, adding an accessible swing to the playground, replacing broken rink boards, building a new maintenance shed, installing basketball nets and backboards to convert the rink into a multi-purpose pad, and repaving the parking lot lines.

There is also a lovely new pavilion on site, boasting picnic tables and benches.

Pictured above, the Mountain Township and District Lions Club generously purchased 2 picnic tables and 1 park bench for the pavilion. From left, Mayor Tony Fraser, with Lions Club members David Howard, Karin Ceelen, Don Johnston, Terry Foley and Councillor Gary Annable.

Pictured below, Camouflage Property Maintenance built the maintenance shed, drilled holes for the basketball nets and graded all the gravel. From left, Mayor Tony Fraser, Camouflage co-owners Trevor Porteous and Doug Shantz, standing with his wife Danika Shantz and their son Winston.

Camouflage Property Maintenance helped out at the park









Pictured below, Kevin DeJong, owner of DeJong Masonry, stands with Lee Bowers, the township’s Recreation & Culture Department Facilities Lead Hand, and Elyssa McLeod, Maintenance/Parks Labourer Shift Supervisor. They helped with the slab for the pavilion.

DeJong Masonry helped out at the park









Pictured below, Jeremy Heerkens, with Dundas Power Line Ltd., stands beside one of the new light posts.

Jeremy Heerkens with Dundas Power stands by one of the light poles.









The final picture shows a few of the Recreation & Culture Department team members who contributed to the project. From left to right:  Dylan Smith (Maintenance/Parks Labourer), Tom Dekker (Facilities Manager), Elyssa McLeod (Maintenance/Parks Labourer Shift Supervisor), Brandon Cousineau (Recreation Coordinator), Lee Bowers (Facilities Lead Hand), and Meaghan Meerburg (Director of Recreation & Culture). 

Parks and Recreation staff also helped out with the park









Absent from the photos, but greatly appreciated for their contributions to the park development, are:

Recreation & Culture Department Team Members:

Tom Sloane

Mike McGarry

Mason McLeod

Mike Sharkey

Todd Elliott

Summer student team


Public Works Team Members:

Greg Stewart

Ken Froats

Carl Munroe

John Perry

John Oswald (retired Drainage Superintendent)


Area contractors:

Raymond Sherrer

John Thompson Electric

D&H Fencing

Torchy’s Line Painting

Glenn Robinson & Son’s Plumbing