Our Red Playground was built over 30 years ago, and has served our school well. It has been refurbished and repainted over the years, but it is now time to replace it.
Our playground committee has put together a plan to transform our schoolyard into a place with calming natural elements, nature inspired equipment, and unique features the whole community will be able to enjoy.
School playgrounds in Alberta are paid for through donations, fundraising, and grants, and
We set a goal of raising $270,000, with a build date in 2023.
Due to a generous donation for safety surfacing, our overall cost has been reduced to approx. $215,000.
Currently we have approx. $85,000 raised, and in January 2023 we applied for a CFEP matching grant. If our application is successful we will have all the funds needed to build the playground.
There are always additional unforeseen costs, and price increases, so we continue to fundraise for the playground until grant funding is Confirmed.
Donations are accepted via SCHOOL CASH. In the top right corner, click ‘ITEMS’ and then ‘‘Make A Donation.’ Select ‘St. Augustine (Ponoka) New Playground’ under Fund Destination. Then follow the screen prompts - you can either login or check out as a Guest. Any donation over $10 will be issued a charitable tax receipt.
We are excited to support the children of St. Augustine School, and our community by providing a new safe and fun playground.
For more information and any questions, please contact Holly Sheppard or the Friend’s of St. A’s by email at: STAUGSC@GMAIL.COM
Thank you to all of our supporters and volunteers - your generosity is helping us reach our goal.