BC Government distributes playground funds

A $5 million fund will help build 50 new playgrounds by this fall, and 30 will be universally accessible so kids with physical challenges can use them.

BC's Education Minister Rob Fleming says fund was created in May last year by the Province to take fundraising pressures off parents, and to provide more accessible learning environments for children.

The money will also benefit 34 B.C. schools -- with 10 from Vancouver Island receiving funds to create new play areas.

Of the Greater Victoria area schools receiving funds are Braefoot, and Eagle View, and Sidney Elementary schools -- as well as Savoury Elementary in Langford.

School districts applied for the funds, with the money distributed based on greatest need.

List of Vancouver Island schools benefiting:

Greater Victoria School District (SD 61)
* $105,000 for an accessible playground at Braefoot Elementary
* $105,000 for an accessible playground at Eagle View Elementary
Sooke School District (SD 62)
* $105,000 for an accessible playground at Savoury Elementary
Saanich School District (SD 63)
* $105,000 for an accessible playground at Sidney Elementary
Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District (SD 68)
* $105,000 for an accessible playground at Gabriola Elementary
Qualicum School District (SD 69)
* $105,000 for an accessible playground at Bowser Elementary
Comox Valley School District (SD 71)
* $105,000 for an accessible playground at Airport Elementary
Campbell River School District (SD 72)* $105,000 for an accessible playground at Penfield Elementary
 

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