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About the little boy's statue at Greenwood Rink...

Belonging community indeed!

For a few weeks, Greenwood Rink has been my "outing of the week" suggestion. Today, I just learned something that will give a whole new meaning to my next visit to this place: the story of the little Superman boy on the bench.

Last time I visited the rink, when it first opened, I noticed a statue I had not seen before, the bronze of Jeffrey Baldwin, a little boy in a Superman costume. Many names were carved on the bench and I was touched by the little toy car on the edge. I thought it must be a little guy who unfortunately suffered a premature death from cancer, whose loving parents had this monument erected in tribute for their beloved son. Well... not exactly.

Read this post My neighbour, Jeffrey Baldwin on Diane Dyson's blog Belonging Community, and weep. I did. It is sad but useful, even if only to understand the impact of unassuming snack programs. (Over $50,000 were raised by the community to commission this statue.)


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