Summertime fun in Enniskillen
Published: Tue, 25 Aug 2015
Whilst the sun didn’t always shine this summer it didn’t take the shine off the fun had by families in Cavanaleck and Chanterhill.
Families from across the area enjoyed a cross-community summer scheme and intergenerational day away thanks to support from our Community Cohesion team.
The four-week summer scheme came to an end with a fun filled festival evening near to the two estates. During the event the younger people from the area had the chance to show off some of the costumes they created as part of their summer scheme in a parade from the Leaf Centre. Meanwhile, older ones had a chance to enjoy the various activities on offer as well as reminisce about the family fun day many enjoyed to Tayto Park.
Speaking at the event Debbie Coyle from Canvanaleck Community Association said:
“Creating a fun focus for developing good relations was at the centre of the community association’s reasoning for the summer scheme. A great energy was created in the area with many new friends being made.
“It has proved a marvellous success culminating in this terrific last hurrah of summer for the two estates. On behalf of everyone I’d like to thank the Housing Executive for their support.”
Meanwhile our Good Relations Officer, Marilyn Giboney, commented:
“When the representatives from the two areas approached with their ideas for this summer the team saw their great enthusiasm for and commitment to fostering good relations. Therefore the Housing Executive had no hesitation in supporting the summer scheme for Cavanaleck and Chanterhill. We look forward to seeing them build on this strong foundation.”
Our Area Manager, Oonagh McAvinney, welcomed the success of the summer scheme and festival saying:
“The message of good community relations certainly came through in Cavanaleck and Chanterhill this summer. I commend the hard work of everyone involved in helping promote such a positive community spirit in the area and I am pleased the Housing Executive was able to play its part.”