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New playground opens at Pinecrest Elementary School

After 12 years, the Campbell River School District is celebrating the opening of a new playground at Pinecrest Elementary School.

Through community fundraising efforts led by the Parent Advisory Council and $198,000 in funding from the Ministry of Education and Childcare’s Playground Equipment Program, the school unveiled its new playground on Jan. 26.

They say it will be a “cornerstone” of student activity and joy and thank students, staff and community members who helped make the playground a reality.

“The new playground is not just a place for play; it’s a testament to our community’s commitment to our children’s wellbeing and happiness,” said Pinecrest principal Tina Gordon. “Seeing the joy in our students’ faces as the explore this new space makes all the effort worthwhile.”

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Campbell River Board of Education chair kat Eddy adds the playground “symbolizes the power of community collaboration and provincial support.”

“New and engaging playgrounds area mark of a young and thriving community, and I’m looking forward to taking my own grandchildren here in the future,” added North Island MLA Michele Babchuk.

The district extends a heartfelt gratitude to all the contractors and 70 volunteers who dedicated their time.

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