Walk the Bell Gift

On February 19, 1926, W. J. Bell formally handed over to the Town of Sudbury the deeds to 110-acres of land that would be designated by council as Bell Park.

We pass by or walk through the park regularly, but its story is seldom told. Join the Kingsmount-Bell Park CAN for Walk the Bell Gift, Saturday, July 30, 10:00 am – noon.  

Sudbury Star, February 20, 1926. The heavy lines designate the area which has been deeded by W J Bell to the town for park purposes.

Event: Walk the Bell Gift
When: Saturday, July 30, 10:00 am – noon, weather permitting
Meet: New parking lot beside the old hospital on Paris (entrance is across from Boland Ave.) 
Dress: Good hiking shoes or boots required, some sections are “rocks and roots”.
Don’t forget water. Public washrooms available at Bell Park.
Leader: Paul Haynes, local history explorer and XPLR Sudbury hike leader.
Pre-registration required. Direct questions to info@ward10can.com. Use the Subject Line “Walk the Bell Gift”.

Register by using the form below

Presented by the Kingsmount-Bell Park Community Action Network (CAN) 

Your Community Action Network needs volunteers

If you reside within the Kingsmount-Bell Park area and would like to get involved with your neighbourhood Community Action Network (CAN), we would like to hear from you. 

Currently we have a vacancy for the position of Secretary on the executive team. Responsibilities include: 

  • Help plan and organize CAN executive meetings (as needed) and general meetings (3)
  • Record minutes of CAN meetings

For more information and the Community Action Network Terms of Engagement, click here. 

Please forward a brief letter of interest (Subject line: Secretary) to info@ward10can.com

Creative “signs” needed

Kingsmount-Bell Park Community Action Network is looking for an individual or business that can create signs, arboretum tags, plaques or similar to recognize the funder and identify the species of trees recently planted at the York Street Playground. We require six signs (three signs and a duplicate set). The “signs” may be attached to the existing fence or stakes to identify each species. Please direct information or referrals to info@ward10can.com Subject line: Playground Signs

KBP CAN is looking for a Secretary

If you reside within the Kingsmount-Bell Park Community Action Network (CAN) and have experience in the role of secretary we look forward to hearing from you. Responsibilities include: 

  • Help plan and organize CAN executive meetings (as needed) and general meetings (3)
  • Record minutes of CAN meetings, and include a list of action items from these meetings to be published within the minutes. Distribute a draft of the minutes to executive members following the meeting for review and feedback. 
  • Keep and maintain a record of the meeting minutes. 
  • Maintain a current mailing/contact list of all CAN members and volunteers.

Please note, this is a volunteer position. As a member of the Executive your input into all areas of the CAN’s operations is encouraged. For more information and the Community Action Network Terms of Engagement, click here.

Please forward a brief letter of interest and resume (Subject line: Secretary) to info@ward10can.com 

Trees take root at York tot lot

Kingsmount-Bell Park CAN volunteers with the assistance of city parks personnel braved the heat on Friday the 13th to plant a mix of shade trees at the York Street Playground.

Given time, the twelve trees – a mix of Greenspire Linden, Flame Maple and Celebration Maple – will also add showy fall colours to the neighbourhood.

Thank you to volunteers Denise, Christine, Katie, Paul, Karen and Sanna and the City of Greater Sudbury staff for assisting us in procuring and planting the trees. 

Trees for York Tot Lot

Join us for the York Street Playground tree-planting event on Friday, May 13, at 10:30 am.

With funds carried over from its 2021 budget, the KBP CAN was able to purchase a variety of trees to provide shade and a privacy barrier along the north side of the playground fence. The planting will be supervised by expert personnel from the City of Greater Sudbury.

There are other improvements planned for 2022 too! Resident Katie Hahn has volunteered to be the lead on planning a pollinator habitat at the base of the hill. The size of the habitat will be dependent on the number of volunteers, budget, and practical aspects to the site. We may be looking for a few volunteers to prep the garden and plant seeds this fall. The city will also be cleaning up the dead branches under the overhanging tree at the northwest corner of the park. All living aspects of the tree will remain in-tact. Lastly, a new basketball net will replace the old one. 

Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest and provided feedback on what type of improvements they would like to see. There is still time to provide feedback if you haven’t already. You can email info@ward10can.com.