The Inverness Gathering officially kicks off today with a celebration over a number of
improvements to the local beach. With support from the three levels of governments, the boardwalk and ramps to the beach have been upgraded. There’s also improvements to make the beach more accessible for visitors with walkers and wheelchairs. The president of the Inverness Development Association, Rob Burbach says that includes special walkers and beach chairs.
There’s also mobi-mats, plastic matting that sits on the sand for easier mobility.
Other improvements inlcude a new lifeguard platform, and upgrades to the Beach Canteen such as accessible washrooms and showers, extra seating and improved vehicle access.
An event to mark the improvements will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the end of Beach Road #1.
There’s been improvements at the Inverness Beach this summer. Thanks to some
funding from all three levels of government, upgrades have been made to the boardwalk, including additional stairs and ramps to the beach.
The president of the Inverness Development Association Rob Burbach, says it’s also excited about the changes to make the beach more accessible to visitors with walkers and wheelchairs.
There’s also a new lifeguard platform, and upgrades to the Beach Canteen including accessible washrooms and showers, extra seating and improved vehicle access.
An event to mark the improvements will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the end of Beach Road #1 to kick off Inverness Gathering Week.
Officials with the Cabot Links Golf Course say construction will begin soon on a new public access path at the north end of Inverness Beach. With the new path , local residents and tourists will have direct access to the beach without crossing the golf course. Cabot Links has worked with a variety of groups on developing a safe suitable path, including the community, the Inverness Development Association, the province and the Inverness County Municipality
Cabot Links General Manager Andrew Alkenbrack says completing the project is a top priority.
Alkenbrack says the access will be just north of the golf course on a stretch of land bordering on 17th tee and the 16th green of Cabot Links.