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New water feature, sprinkler system for KinVillage

Additions to care home donated by WaterScene's Steve Kovacs and University Sprinklers' David Pfortmueller

Residents and visitors to KinVillage Care Home can now enjoy "the tranquil sound of flowing water" with the fall installation of a water feature in the garden at the centre, says Steve Kovacs of WaterScene Designs.

In conjunction with the installation of the water feature a sprinkler system for the garden was also installed by David Pfortmueller of University Sprinklers.

David Pfortmueller said the new sprinkler system, which has the capability for expansion to other areas, will make the maintenance of the gardens easier, allowing more time for other activities.

"It will free someone from being attached to a hose," he said.

"I was very pleased to be able to give to such a good organization. My grandmother spent the last years of her life in the Care Home and she was well taken care of. That made it an easy yes" when he was approached by Maryanne Innes, recreation therapist in the Care Home Recreation Department.

Innes who was the organizer of the initiative, with a group of volunteers will continue to transform the garden.

Kovacs also expressed his pleasure in donating to KinVillage.

"Giving back to the community is so important. Many people give back to the community and know that it is a blessing to give. We appreciate the services of about 20 volunteers from KinVillage for the 'Parade of Ponds' an annual event which raises between two and three thousand dollars for the organization."

WaterScene has donated to a number of initiatives in the community including water scenes at the Healing Garden at Delta Hospital; Diefenbaker Park Rotary Water Park and more.

Kovacs is a seasoned volunteer in Uganda, where the company sets up water systems to capture the rain water and provide clean water for the people.

"We don't just set up the systems, we teach the people how to maintain and repair the machinery so that they can be self-sustaining," he said.

A celebration will be held in the spring when the sprinkler system and fountain are turned on.