KELOWNA –Anne McClymont Primary School’s Parent Advisory Council is receiving a $10,000 reimbursement for playground equipment.  The funding is part of $2.4 million to reimburse PACs throughout the province that recently purchased playground equipment for their kids with funds they raised.

Quotes:

“Playgrounds are a vital part of the primary school experience for thousands of children, and physically active children actually do better in the classroom.” 

-Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick

“This is very exciting news for the students at Anne McClymont.  I’m sure their playground will contribute to a lot of fun school memories.” -Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson

“Children discover the world through play, and I am excited we’re able to help provide a fun, healthy playground experience for these young students.”

-Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart

Quick Facts:

  • Based on school district input there are 102 public elementary and middle schools that are eligible to receive a reimbursement towards PAC playground contributions. This spans across 31 school districts.
  • Each PAC was eligible to receive up to a maximum of $50,000 depending on how much they contributed to the project.
  • School districts will be reimbursed directly by the Ministry of Education, and will be responsible for ensuring their PACs are reimbursed appropriately.
  • The first round of funding supported 40 new playgrounds for elementary and middle schools that were identified as not having a playground but wanting one, for a total of $2 million.
  • The final phase of the playground program will see approximately $3.6 million being distributed for high-priority playground upgrades, repairs and replacements.

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