Green­tree School breaks ground of play­ground ex­ten­sion

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Terri Hux­ley The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Terri Hux­ley

Ground br oke on J uly 17 f or Gr een­tree S chool’s ne w pla yground ex­ten­sion.

The Town of Drumheller has do­nated time, en­ergy, and equip­ment to con­tinue to ex­ca­vate t he s cene for inst al­la­tion of t he new play­ground.

Chil­dren are en­cour­aged to st ay away f rom the area a s it is now con­sid­ered a con­struc­tion zone un­til com­ple­tion.

With the new do­na­tion from the Drumheller Ro­tary Club ac­counted for, the play­ground is only $4,000 away from their fi­nal goal.

“We are very ex­cited to put that piece of equip­ment in for all the kids,” said Kim Groves, Project Trea­surer.

“It’s a good piece of equip­ment,” added Nikki Is­ley, Project Co­or­di­na­tor. “They have one a t the Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal and we’ve tried it lots. It’s quite fun.”

The Ro­tary Club of Dr umheller and Distr ict 5360 of t he Ro­tary has con­trib­uted $10,767 for a new Roller­slide as part of the ex­ten­sion.

The Play­booster Roller­slide brings a cool, sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence to the play­ground, and an in­clu­sive play ex­pe­ri­ence to kids of all abil­i­ties.

With as­surity, the Ro­tary was pleased to help al­low ac­ces­si­bil­ity to young kids and cre­ate new re­la­tion­ships in the process.

“We thought that was a g reat project to put t his mone y to­wards,” said J im F isher, Pub­lic Re la­tions Co or­di­na­tor f or t he Drumheller Ro­tary Club. Green­tree School Prin­ci­pal Erin Camp­bell-Bent­ley, Drumheller Ro­tary Club Pres­i­dent Ian Cas­sels, Project Trea­surer Kim Groves, Project Co­or­di­na­tor Nikki Is­ley, and Ro­tar­ian Jim Fisher stand for a photo for the Roller­slide cheque pre­sen­ta­tion at the play­ground site on July 20.

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