Sunday, September 29, 2013
A Vote of Note
Elementary looks for help in 2013 Aviva playground funding bid
Submitted by Tara Luknowsky, Chilliwack/Website photo
Elementary School is in urgent need of a new community playground
that can be accessed and enjoyed by all of our children, including
those with special needs.
Our vision is to create an inclusive
space that will benefit both our school children and the entire
Every child has the right to play.
Physical play is vital to a child's growth and development and
also plays a large part in how they do academically. Your VOTE will
be helping to provide a safe, fun, and challenging place for kids
of all abilities to play together.
Many playgrounds in the community offer accessible playground
equipment yet lack to provide an accessible ground cover. Wood chips
are a commonly used ground cover in playgrounds but create a
challenge for children with special needs. This universal playground
will be unique as it will not only have accessible playground
equipment but also an accessible ground cover for those with wheel
chairs and walking aids. Our new ground cover will be a flat
surface made from durable recycled rubber tiles that are
slip-resistant and will give the children the stability and fall
protection they need.
We Need Your Help! The effect of a playground is long
standing - this playground equipment would be left as a legacy to be
enjoyed by all, for generations to come. The longevity of the
installed playground equipment is backed by a 100 year warranty that
is unparalleled in the industry.
The students and parents of Evans have been working together to
fundraise a total of $16,818 to date. They will continue with their
efforts until the goal of $ 99,840 for the new community
playground is met.
Together, with your VOTE we will be providing an inclusive
playground for children of all abilities in the Chilliwack
Voting begins Monday. To cast yours visit the Aviva website
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Watch a video the parents have made on Youtube
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