As one of the co-chair’s for the South Playground Society (fundraiser group for Isabel Public School), I have found this to be very interesting!
I agree whole-heartedly that our government (no matter past or present) should indeed provide funding for our new schools to have playgrounds. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, and as parents and community members, we are left to pick up that slack. It’s a lot of slack!
The price tag for a playground the size that Isabel needs is approximately $4-500,000. This does not include swings, or ground prep. It does seem like an outrageous amount, I agree with that as well. But that’s one quote from several companies we’ve received, and it’s an Alberta company, and the lowest quote to date.
On top of that, forming a society is no easy task, and the process was started well over a year ago and only recently were we able to actually start the fundraising portion of the process.
We have a long way to go, a lot of money to raise, and we really REALLY need the help and support of our community as a whole.
The current fundraiser we are running is a BBQ, courtesy of No Frills, in conjunction with the stores ‘Give a little, help a lot’ campaign, where donations can be made at the till as well. We were there today, we will be there tomorrow, and we will be back next weekend (Sept 3 & 4).
Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us so far!
Government stopped funding for playgrounds quite a few years ago. Every new school has to fundraise if they want a playground & it’s usually put together by volunteers. Maybe get more involved with fundraising & volunteering
When Bubba was about 2 weeks old we started to see a change in him. He went from being our contented, sleepy little newborn to being agitated, screaming whilst being fed, taking around 30 mins to drink a bottle, grunting A LOT and getting hiccups A LOT! I know that these may just sound like normal newborn things to you but my Mummy instinct was telling me that something wasn’t right.
To start with, I was told it was colic and I agreed and thought it was too. I tried infacol, baby massage, colif..basically anything and after 2 weeks, nothing was working. It got to the point where one night Bubba screamed for 2 hours straight. He wouldn’t feed (he loves his milk), would sleep and just generally wouldn’t be comforted by anything! As a brand new Mummy I was so worried that there was something wrong with my baby. That night we went to the out of hours doctors at the hospital and I remember that appointment like it was yesterday. I remember telling the doctor what was going on and he just looked at me like I was a total idiot and said that it was colic and to basically go home and deal with it. We got in the car and I just burst into tears out of total desperation that I knew there was something more wrong with my baby.
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