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Kensington North Watersheds Association the recipient of new award

Kensington Mayor, Rowan Caseley, greets Alton Ramsay at the annual town levee held at Broadway 45 in Kensington on Sunday. Ramsay was one of many who attended the annual event.
Kensington Mayor, Rowan Caseley, greets Alton Ramsay at the annual town levee held at Broadway 45 in Kensington on Sunday. Ramsay was one of many who attended the annual event.

Rowan Caseley’s resolution for 2017 is to gain more balance in his life.

“Resolutions are easy to break, but I think I can stick to this one,” the Kensington mayor said at the annual Mayor’s levee sat Broadway 45 on Sunday.

“Last year was a big year for the town, and I believe 2017 will have just as much in store. We’re at a great optimistic point in regards to our town.”

New to this year’s levee is the Good Neighbour award.

“The mayor selects an individual, a group or and organization that has demonstrated volunteerism, charity, leadership, community building, youth development, environment stewardship or education,” explained Caseley.

“Resolutions are easy to break, but I think I can stick to this one,” the Kensington mayor said at the annual Mayor’s levee sat Broadway 45 on Sunday.

“Last year was a big year for the town, and I believe 2017 will have just as much in store. We’re at a great optimistic point in regards to our town.”

New to this year’s levee is the Good Neighbour award.

“The mayor selects an individual, a group or and organization that has demonstrated volunteerism, charity, leadership, community building, youth development, environment stewardship or education,” explained Caseley.

“I had a page of names that I had to narrow down. It was extremely difficult because each and every name on the list is extremely deserving.”

This year’s award was given to the Kensington North Watersheds Association (KNWSA).

“They have really worked for this community and helped to develop and sustain it,” Caseley said.

The KNWSA helped the town with several projects since it’s inception, said Caseley, including arranging and executing the clean-up of the Alysha Toombs Memorial Park, waste clean-up of the old dump site located behind the town’s waste water treatment lagoon as well as educational presentations to the community’s youth on watershed protection, conservation and safety.

Barry Murray, the executive director of the association was at the levee and received the award on the association’s behalf.

“The first thing I did after the levee was duct tape it do my tailgate and drive around town with it on,” said Murray.

He continued, “We really weren’t expecting the award. It’s quite the honour. We really want to reinforce the relationship between the association and the town.

“It’s really special to be recognized by the community. I think this award sends out the message that the mayor and the town are prepared to recognize and praise the efforts made by others and their desire to maintain a sustainable community.

“It’s all so encouraging to be present in a community with a strong working relationship.”

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