Caymanas Track Limited and New Year’s Day title sponsor McKay Security Limited have combined to stage ‘A day to say, thank you’ at Caymanas Park today.The biggest purse of three trophy races scheduled is the $1m McKay Security Trophy for the lowest class of horses, $180,000 claimers.Jason McKay, chief executive officer, McKay Security Limited, said $180,000 claimers generate the most participation among horsemen, excitement among punters and income for the promoting company.”Targeting the lowest level of horses with a big purse also directly impacts the wide cross section of horsemen whose various professional associations have supported my company in its 21 years at the racetrack,” he pointed out.”They have more than supported this company in its quest to secure and maintain law and order, as best as possible, at a venue where Jamaicans from all walks of life intersect,” he said at last week’s press conference to launch the 16th McKay Security Raceday.”The associations have stood up and cooperated with McKay Security,” he added, pointing out that his firm holds the record of being the longest of any company to have served the track.”That’s one track record that won’t be broken anytime soon, one set by hard work and cooperation, through an understanding of the men and women on the ground, plus the surrounding communities,” he added.Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) has joined with McKay Security, making New Year’s Day its Fan Appreciation Day, offering free admission to the club and grandstand, along with reduced prices to the reserved area and North Lounge.In addition, CTL will have lunch and drink specials all day as well as soup on the house in the clubstand and North Lounge.Supporting feature races are the traditional New Year’s Day Trophy and the CTL Fan Appreciation Day Trophy.
A community consultation event is being held in the Courthouse in Lifford this evening (23 May 2018) at 6.45pm on proposals for the new Riverine Community Park.This event is being hosted by Donegal County Council, as Lead Partner, as part of ongoing community consultation and is an opportunity for everyone in the community to have their say on how this unique shared space may be used by all in the community.Donegal County Council working with Derry City & Strabane District Council in the development of this proposal have engaged in discussions with various groups. Thes include farming groups, representatives from youth groups, schools, cultural heritage committees, women’s groups, older members of the community, music, art and drama groups, youth organisations, men’s groups, sports organisations, all with a view to providing a range of much needed facilities not currently available to the community on a cross community basis.In summary, the Riverine Community Park allows for a combined site in Lifford and Strabane, physically linked by a footbridge across the River Foyle.The Park will provide a Park Pavilion, family play and adventure space, pathways and river walkways, outdoor community events space to accommodate up to 3000 people, safe river access, picnic areas and seating and a natural wetland area accommodating themed workshops and programmed activities including, art drama, music, skills transfer, biodiversity and environmental, the detail of which we will be informed by community engagement facilitated by a community animator.The Riverine will see the creation of a shared space, designed by the community for the community where the whole community can get active, develop new friendships, find new interests, learn new things to create a positive connected and energised future. In 2017 Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council submitted a funding application to the Peace IV Programme for the Riverine Community Park.While the application progressed to the second stage of the application process and while the principle of the Riverine Community Park was deemed acceptable and warranted, the application did not meet the threshold for approval based on a lack of evidence demonstrating the need of the community.Having reviewed the commentary received from the funding body both Councils are committed to making a further application to the 2nd call of the Peace IV Objective 3 Shared Spaces and Services which was announced on the 17th March 2018.This public consultation event will take place in the Courthouse in Lifford at 6.45pm on Wednesday 23 May 2018. For further information on this proposal visit www.donegalcoco.ieIf you are available to attend the workshop and are interested in the Riverine please take a minute to complete the attached survey monkey and to inform the Riverine Community Park. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RIVERINE2In any event the council hopes to convene further opportunities for engagement where everyone can inform the future of the Riverine.Riverine Community Park community consultation workshop to be held on this evening was last modified: May 23rd, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County CouncilLiffordRiverine Project read more