A Community Thank you ....

posted Sep 18, 2013, 7:15 PM by EM M

A Community Thank you ....

goes out to those who made the 

Tavistock Queen's Park Open House 

a success with their donations of food, entertainment, exhibits, helping hands and participation.

  • Tavistock Opti-Mrs          
  • Ken R. Mogk, Custom Killing and Butcher Shop     
  • Tavistock Gas & Variety  
  • Krug's Meat Market  
  • Quehl's of Tavistock 
  •  Travis Blum - DJ Services 
  • No Discernible Key  
  • Judy's School of Dance 
  • Tavistock Agricultural Society 
  • Optimist Club of Tavistock 
  • Heinz Riedel  
  • David Querin 
  • Tavi-Fit 
  • Laurie Bartlett for the Crafts
  • World Crokinole Organization 
  • Antique Tractor Club 
  •  Tavistock Minor Soccer 
  •  Tavistock Minor Baseball
  •  Yantzi's Feed & Seed
  •  Raymer Financial
  •  Schultz Automotive
  •  Tavistock Fire Department

Those who so graciously lent us sports equipment

and all of our ribbon cutting participants, we thank you!

Thank you to our Donors...

posted May 13, 2013, 11:58 AM by EM M

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 
~ Margaret Mead
As we put the finishing touches on our new Queen's Park Pavilion over the coming months, we wanted to pause and give thanks to all of you who have so graciously given to the health and well-being of your community. It's because of your belief and desire to make this a place for all of our residents, young and old, to live and play that our new Pavilion has become a reality.

To all of you who have donated your time, efforts, and funds to making The Royal Reno a reality, you have our heartfelt thanks.

Queen's Park Pavilion Committee

Royal Reno receives $10,000 FCC AgriSpirit Funding grant...

posted Jan 22, 2013, 2:03 PM by EM M   [ updated Jan 22, 2013, 3:03 PM ]

article as seen in The Tavistock Gazette

Farm Credit Canada has shown their support for the Queen's Park Royal Reno with a $10,000 grant through their FCC AgriSpirit Fund.

Rural Ontario shines with community spirit, and this year, twenty four groups will be able to make life even better in their communities. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving these groups $256,250 through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund, and a total of $1 million to 90 rural community groups across Canada for various capital projects that will help improve quality of life for residents.

Now in its ninth year, the FCC AgriSpirit Fund awards rural community groups between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects such as recreation and community centres, libraries, and emergency services training facilities. The fund supports much-needed projects and celebrates the people responsible for making a positive difference in the lives of those around them.

Nationally, 1,079 applications were received for FCC AgriSpirit funding, a clear indication that people in rural Canada are passionate about their communities, and are doing their part to ensure they continue to thrive.

“It takes a lot of heart and soul to make a difference in any community,” says Barry Smith, FCC Vice-President, Western Ontario Operations. “And, the diversity of this year’s FCC AgriSpirit Fund recipients shows that the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in rural communities across the country.”

“I congratulate all of the individuals who stand behind these projects and wish them success in their endeavours,” says Faith Matchett, Vice-President, Eastern Ontario and Atlantic Operations.

Tavistock Queen's Park "Royal Reno" is approved!!

posted Sep 9, 2012, 6:56 PM by EM M   [ updated Sep 9, 2012, 7:00 PM ]

On September 5, 2012, the Tavistock Queen's Park "Royal Reno" was approved!


· Watch for construction of Phase 1 to start this fall


· Includes Accessible Washrooms, Multi-Use Pavilion & Covered Picnic Area, Accessible Walking Trails, new Minor Ball Building & Minor Soccer Building, Drainage and Servicing, Trees, New Entrance and Parking Lot and Security Lighting


· Project is funded by donations, grants, on-going fundraising and Township budgeted allowances


· We are continuing to research new opportunities to reach our fundraising goal


· If you wish to join our Donor Family or increase your existing donation see the click here


· For Donor Recognition information, click here


posted Apr 30, 2012, 7:19 PM by EM M

In order not to overlapping with any neighbouring community's projects we have kept our Tavistock Queen’s Park door-to-door canvassing area in close radius to the Tavistock borders. We have, however, been pleasantly surprised to receive inquiries from beyond our canvassing area. If you find this project of interest and you are looking for more information, please contact us at one of the options below. A committee member would be pleased to deliver an information package at your home and answer any questions you may have.  

East Zorra-Tavistock Township Office         519-462-2697 
Ken Wettlaufer                                                     519-655-2102    
Queen’s Park Fundraising Committee                 519-655-2819     

Get informed ~ Get involved ~ Make this YOUR community

posted Mar 21, 2012, 4:19 PM by EM M

Understand how you can contribute to The Royal Reno with the information package below
It's easier than you think.....

Why do we need a new Pavilion?

posted Mar 10, 2012, 8:09 PM by EM M

The Rotary Pavilion has served the community for over 30 years, but the small, outdated
structure can no longer support the needs of our growing community. Tavistock has a diverse
population and a wide variety of interests. It’s time for Tavistock to expand its existing
recreation and leisure opportunities to allow people to “play” where they live. A multi-use
Pavilion will provide an accessible place for health and wellness opportunities in active/passive,
independent/group involvement for everyone to enjoy. The new Pavilion will provide endless
opportunities that will support the people of Tavistock today and for generations to come.

Building Designs

posted Feb 17, 2012, 5:56 PM by EM M   [ updated Feb 17, 2012, 6:07 PM ]

The initial focus of The Royal Reno will be on building a multi-use Pavilion, two storage buildings to house program equipment, returning a portion of the park roads to green space and adding a parking lot at a new Decew Street entrance. As well, trees will be replaced where necessary. For added safety, a lighted walkway will lead from the new Decew Street entrance to the pavilion and carry on through to the arena parking lot, and a security monitoring system will be installed at the Pavilion.

Building Designs

Special care has been taken with regards to the architectural design of the Pavilion to ensure a strong street-view presence, while still maintaining an esthetically pleasing appearance for the park environment. The Pavilion area itself is 100x60’ with 4 foot high walls along the three exposed sides. Wire chainlink screening will fill in the rest for safety reason. There is a concession area, accessible washrooms, and a general park utility/storage room. The multi-use Pavilion also boasts an 85’x22’ covered patio/picnic area.

Above designs draft subject to final architectural review 

The Royal Reno - Open House Tues Feb. 7th, 2012

posted Jan 31, 2012, 7:37 PM by EM M   [ updated Feb 1, 2012, 6:24 AM ]


The Queen's Park Steering committee has been busy and we're very excited to show you exactly what we've been up to for the past 12 months!
Please join us for our Open House where you'll have a chance to see the site plan, review building designs, and talk with others about what this park means to you!

Tell One, Tell All - Fundraising Volunteers Needed!!

posted Jan 30, 2012, 10:23 AM by EM M

The Fundraising/Marketing Committee needs YOU!

Named "The Royal Reno" by two of our community children, a lot of work has gone into the project over the past 10 months. A Core Steering Committee has been formed, building designs are in their final stages, and presentations have been well received by Council.  Now, efforts are turning towards the community to help make this a reality! 
We are very excited about making Queen’s Park a place for everyone to enjoy now, and for years to come. There are plenty of opportunities for you to not only put your existing skills to use for your community, but also to develop and hone new ones! We’re looking for help in the following areas:
Corporate/Community Fundraising Activities
·        Developing and implementing strategies for Corporate and Individual fundraising efforts
·        Developing new and imaginative fundraising activities (events-based and other)
·        Traditional canvassing - we need as much help as we can get to make this successful!
·        Website/Facebook updating (and other applicable forms of media)
·        Put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard these days) by updating the Community via newspaper articles, posters, flyers, blogs, etc on the project and upcoming events
·        Bring out your inner Cheerleader and help with promoting awareness, community spirit, excitement, and interest in the project!
If you have additional suggestions – we’d love to hear them!

For more information on how you can help "Spread the Community Spirit" please email

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