The Woodman School Council has struck a playground committee to investigate choices and secure grants/funds for a major build in the upper field at the rear of the school. For older school sites like Woodman, it requires intensive community and school support to secure the needed funds for a build. This structure is being designed with the adolescent learner (10-14) in mind. In addition to providing important active play over lunch hours, it will be utilized as part of fitness training in daily Physical Education classes. Outside of school hours, it is hoped that a structure will create a much-needed community hub for neighbours living on the east side of Elbow Dr. SW.
The Woodman School Council is directing various fundraising initiatives towards this cause. In the event that any member of the school or public wishes to support this good cause, we would be grateful for your donation. Please visit the Parks Foundation Canada website to learn more about corporate and private donations.”
The Woodman School Playground Committee is enthusiastically working to make an obstacle course style playground a reality. An innovative and accessible playground that will be challenging to persons in the 10 - 14 age range. It is meant to be a unique space for tweens/teens to keep up a physically active lifestyle. As children get older, they leave organized sport or no longer have an option to join activities at a recreational level. This space is meant to provide another option for our youth to continue working on balance, coordination, agility, strength, fitness, and having FUN! Not just for kids, adults will be able to enjoy it too.
Woodman School serves students from several SW communities, including: Shawnessy, Somerset, Millrise, Bridlewood, Evergreen, Shawnee, Silverado, Belmont, Yorkville, Chinook Park, Haysboro, Kingsland, Southwood, Woodbine, Woodcreek, Woodlands, Canyon Meadows, Oakridge, Cedarbrae, Palliser, Bayview, Pump Hill, Kelvin Grove, Eagle Ridge, Cranston, Auburn Bay, Mahogany, Braeside, Sirocco, and Pine Creek.
Our ultimate fundraising goal is $180,000 and includes the equipment cost, commercial installation, and Pour in Place rubber surfacing. We are anticipating construction to begin in April 2022. The sooner we reach our goal, the sooner we can begin!
We are at the start of our fundraising journey and for the month of April every dollar donated will be matched, up to $10,000.00!
Do you have family members willing to contribute to the playground for an income tax receipt? Would your employer consider donating? Your generous support - and/or that of your company - would be highlighted in our school newsletter, on our School Council website page and in the community newsletter, the Haysboro Horn.
Grateful for all your generosity and support,
Woodman School Council & Playground Committee
Woodman School / École Woodman
If you would like to make a donation, please click on the link or scan the QR code and select Woodman Playground.
To make a donation by cheque, please download the form at: https://www.parksfdn.com/donate-now
Note: All cheques must be made out to Parks Foundation Calgary, re: Woodman Playground
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