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Fundraising for a new playground

January 25, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Ernest Cumberland Elementary School (ECES) is fundraising for a playground. “Due to infrastructure changes as a result of fluctuations in our school population, our students have been without playground structures over the past three years,” read a note sent home with students in late 2016, as signed by Brieanne Robson and Nancy Young,  ECES school council co-chairs. “Our goal is to offer opportunities for students to enhance their fitness levels, well-being and positive peer relationships through play.” As outdoor playground equipment is considered an enhancement, and not funded by the province, the onus of raising the required funds ($50,000) falls on the school council, and although students and parents at ECSC have been fundraising through various activities and events, it will likely be three years or more before the playground equipment can be purchased. The School Council is looking to partner with members of the community to help them reach their fundraising goals faster. Donors will be acknowledged in the school newsletter, and any donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt. For more information, contact Brieanne Robson at, or Nancy Young at Shown above, the playground,  now completely empty, will be the site of the future outdoor playground once fundraising is complete.


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