A new outdoor gym is open as of today near Main Beach in Bell Park. The gym was gifted to the City of Greater Sudbury by production company New Metric Media and Bell Media’s Crave as a way of giving back to the community that has served as a filming location for the hit comedy TV series “Letterkenny”.
The establishment was named Pitter Patter Park in light of the popular saying in the show, “Pitter patter, lets get at ‘er.” It’s a phrase used in the series as a way of saying “get to whatever is it you should be doing,” said a press release from the City of Greater Sudbury.
Representatives of New Metric Media and the City of Greater Sudbury gathered on Wednesday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bell Park to unveil the new outdoor gym. Later that day, people of Sudbury were already starting to enjoy the use of the new gym installments at the park.
“We are happy to support the film and television industry, which generates millions of dollars in spending and hundreds of jobs each year in our city,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger in a press release. Bigger was not present during the ribbon cutting ceremony. “This outdoor gym is a wonderful addition to Bell Park. Thank you New Metric Media and Crave for helping to promote physical activity in our community and improve the well-being of residents.”
Mark Montefiore, president of New Metric Media, told Sudbury.com that the park overlooks beautiful scenery — one that “rivals anything he’s ever seen anywhere in the world.”
Montefiore looks forward to filming more projects in Sudbury.
“For film production, it’s got great infrastructure. There’s a lot of rental houses, suppliers, a lot of friendly locations that allow you to come and shoot in their place. There’s studio space, there’s arenas, there’s anything you can possibly imagine that is in a large city, and it’s right here in Sudbury,” Montefiore said.
Letterkenny announced on Twitter they will be returning to Sudbury once more to film seasons 10 and 11, as well as a new spin off series called “Shoresy”.
If you would like to check out the new park, you can find it right across from the concession stand near the Main Beach at Bell Park.