Saturday September 3, 2011

 

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Exercising Education

Three Chilliwack schools to get $150k in playground upgrades 

Released by Thomas Marshall, BC Government Caucus

 

tudents at three public schools in Chilliwack will soon have the opportunity to explore a brand-new playground, as Premier Christy Clark announced today $8 million over two years to support new, upgraded or replaced school playgrounds in the province.

 

"The new playgrounds will be a great addition to the community. Not only will students at these schools benefit greatly from a new playground, but families in Chilliwack will have more safe places to take their kids to play," said John Les, MLA for Chilliwack in a press release Friday.

 

Public elementary and middle schools in B.C. are eligible for the playground funding, which will ensure that every public elementary school and every middle school that wants one, gets a playground for their students.

 

"I'm very pleased to see that Chilliwack schools are getting new playgrounds for their students to enjoy. Playgrounds are such an integral part of our childhood - I know that they will help students and children in our community to create many lasting memories," said Barry Penner, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope.

The following schools will be receiving $50,000 each for a new playground, after being identified by Chilliwack School District (SD. 33) as not having a playground and wanting one:

In addition, school districts have been asked to identify recently installed playgrounds that are eligible for reimbursement, and to prioritize those that require upgrades or replacements. Remaining funds will cover as many of those projects as possible.

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