Fundraising for A Community Playground

Excellent Resource On “How To Build A Community Playground”

If you are looking for an insider’s view of what it is like to fundraise, and then build, a community playground you should check out the Valley Family Fun article at http://www.valleyfamilyfun.ca/index.php/blog/how-build-playground/.

The author, Laura Churchill Duke from Nova Scotia, has helped raise the funds and build 2 beautiful, inclusive, destination playgrounds. The article walks you through how everything from forming a committee to writing grant applications to building the play equipment. Laura also covers everything in between – including a list of charities and donors that could be potential partners.

It is inspiring to see what contributions a dedicated group can make to their community!

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day 2014 On July 19th

 

The 3rd Saturday of July each year is Canada’s Parks Day! This Got Parks link lists activities in a park near you.

Canada’s Parks Day is an annual event where Canadians participate in fun, educational, family-oriented events in parks and Historic Sites across the country. Many activities highlight the important role that parks play in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems, protecting critical habitat for species-at-risk and contributing to human health and well-being.

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More information can be found at these Canadian Parks Council members’  Parks Day Event Websites:

Alberta: http://albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/news-events/parks-day.aspx

Manitoba: www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/parks/camping/info/parksday.html

Ontario: www.OntarioParks.com/events

Yukon: http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/environment-you/CanadasParksDay.php

Parks Canada: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/voyage-travel/celebrations2014.aspx

Saskatchewan: http://www.saskparks.net/pages/Events.aspx

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Orbit Playground Equipment

Orbit landing in Canadian play spaces!

The Orbit is a robust and stylish roundabout, designed for fun social interaction by the leading Swedish play equipment company, HAGS. A favourite in Europe, it is just being released for Canadian play areas.

See a video of it in action at Orbit Video.

HAGS Orbit fun!

More information is available from your local PlayPower Canada representative.

HAGS Orbit for your play area!

The Orbit is 1.8m (5.9′) in diameter and has heavy-duty internal bearings.

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