A group of hard working and dedicated volunteers helped bring the new playground at École Steffie Woima Elementary School to fruition.

New playground ready for use at Steffie Woima

More than two years in the works, the playground addition project at École Steffie Woima Elementary School is now complete

More than two years in the works, the playground addition project at École Steffie Woima Elementary School is now complete, and just in time as students prepare to head back to classes.

“We definitely needed a new (playground),” said Colleen Watson, head of the parent advisory society that fundraised for the project. “We’ve had an increase of students by almost 200.”

Parts of the existing playground have been removed, and replaced with a number of new features, including a large climbing web.

Assembly began on Aug. 20, and wrapped up just five days later. The work of dedicated volunteers ensured the playground’s swift construction, said Watson.

“We had a representative from who we ordered the playground from, and then it was community built (after that),” she said, adding some volunteers and businesses had gone “over and above” in offering their assistance, lending both time and equipment to the project.

The parent advisory society responsible for the project’s fundraising was approached two years ago by school administration, who requested its help in bringing the project to fruition.

A number of fundraisers and a Community Facility Enhancement Program grant helped cover the $120,000 needed in order to do so.

A grand opening ceremony was expected to take place Aug. 29 as part of the school’s Meet the Teacher day.

The following volunteers were recognized as having participated in the construction of the playground: Nick Patrick, Tracy Villeneuve, Melissa Sigfusson, Angela Eadie-Gyori, Brad Bahler, Terri Kemper-Lucas, Corey Watson, Dawn Normoyle, Colleen Watson, Jennifer Bahler, Jody Gyori, Kevin Elgert, Lindsay Clark, Travis Clark, Casey Johnson, Rosanna Romero L, Eduardo Romero L, Stuart Robinson, Leah Rawlings, Brent Gyori, Susannah Groves, Anissa Kaban, Jackie Hannah, Rylie Slaymaker, Christine Slaymaker, Shelley Elgert, Helen Petterson, Stephanie Engler, Trevor Lauder, Edie Sandburg, Phillip Hambly, Michael Campbell, Lesley Fraser, Adam Dickens, Kristen Dickens, Phil Dicaire, Tyson Allred, Trina Kleckkner, Michelle Labelled, Trent Green, Wayne Gordon, Barb Kelly, Sam Bahler, Betty Welch, Lorraine Janisse, Mayor Sean McIntyre and Dour Borrowman.

 

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