One Step Closer

One Step Closer

It’s Official!!

It’s Official!! We’re moving on to the next step of our Miracle Park project now that Riverside Minor Baseball Association has officially signed a lease with the City of Windsor. On Oct. 16, 2017 councillors gave their stamp of approval and voted to lease the old Riverside Arena site to RMBA for $1 a year over the next 10 years. When that lease comes to an end, we can renew it for another 25 years to keep the Miracle Park dream alive. Everyone involved in the project was thrilled to get the official go-ahead. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us, a wonderful opportunity for the city, and now it lets us go forward with our fundraising campaign” said Miracle Park co-chair Bill Kell. The city’s endorsement means we can share our plans with the community and reach out to more donors and groups. About $750,000 of the $2.5 million has already been raised, but there’s lots of work still to be done. The goal is to get the shovel in the ground by April or May of 2018 and launch the Miracle League in…

Kraft Heinz Project Play

Kraft Heinz Project Play Update: 2017/09/05 Kraft Heinz Picks Its Top Four Project Play Finalists Well gang, unfortunately we were not one of the nominations selected as a Top Four Finalist for the Kraft Heinz Project Play grant. Not for lack of trying; Leona submitted an amazing nomination bid, but there were 1195 nominations across Canada. Congratulations to the four finalists from Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Goderich, Ont. (To find out more, go to Thanks to everyone for your support, and we’ll continue to move forward with our plan to build the Riverside Miracle Park. Bill Kell

What To Do With Your Lawn Sign

What To Do With Your Lawn Sign Hello, Miracle League Supporters! Many of you have been asking what to do with your lawn signs now that we have City Council approval to go ahead with our Miracle League project on the site of the former Riverside Arena. You have a couple of choice. You can: Bring your sign back to the sports centre, where we'll gladly store it. Call 519-944-9115 and ask someone to pick it up. Find a safe place in the garage and tuck it away for future use. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks and months, and use Facebook and Twitter to tell as many people as possible how proud we are to be building a Miracle Field in Riverside!

City Council Approves Save the Park Proposal

City Council Approves Save the Park Proposal Wow, it was quite a night last night at City Council for the Miracle Field group! In case you haven’t heard, Council approved our proposal by a vote of 9-1. Rick Farrow came through in a big way, announcing a $500, 000 donation for the project! The support throughout the Riverside area and the entire Windsor community was huge in getting this project passed. Very few can match the generosity of the Farrow family, but the emails, lawn signs, petitions, phone calls to Councillors, posters, and the work by the Riverside Minor Baseball group were all instrumental in getting the Miracle Field project off of the ground.

Save The Park Update

Save The Park Update URGENT!! Regarding the June 19 City Council Meeting to discuss the proposed Miracle Field Project. We are profoundly disappointed to learn that the Report of Administration to City Council recommends that the City of Windsor move forward with residential/commercial development on the former Riverside Minor Hockey Arena site. If City Council approves the Administration recommendation, it will mean that the Riverside Minor Baseball’s proposal for a Miracle Field project will die. There will be: NO Miracle Field accessible to all children in our community. NO neighbourhood walking track. NO accessible playground. Read the full administrative report online here. We need your voice and participation at the June 19th City Council Meeting! If you’d like to speak directly to the issue, you must sign up as a delegation. To do so, email by Noon on Friday, June 16th.. More details on presenting as a delegation can be found online here. Please note, you do not need to sign…

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