The entire student body of Parkside Centennial elementary gathered around and atop their new playground equipment to express their thanks for the community fundraising that finally achieved replacement of outdated equipment earlier this year. The area had been simply gravel for two years after the previous playground equipment had been condemned.

School salutes Aldergrove community for playground

It took two long years but the Parkside Centennial elementary school playground is now up and being enjoyed by the students.

It took two long years but the Parkside Centennial elementary school playground is now up and being enjoyed by the students.

The intermediate playground at Parkside Centennial Elementary has a brand new play structure thanks to a combined effort of the entire community. Everyone got on board to help the Parkside PAC raise over $45,000 to purchase and install the new structure.

“We at Parkside would like send out a huge ‘thank you’ to the community partners that helped make this happen,” said Parents Advisory Council spokesperson Donna Robertson.

“The contributors included the Township of Langley (Al Neufeld), School District #35 (Jake Bisson and Dan McKinnon), the Langley School District Foundation (Susan Cairns), the Aldergrove Business Association (Bruce Hyslop and all the Aldergrove business that donated money to the playground fund, as well as items for fundraisers), and the Aldergrove Star for sharing our story with the community,” said Robertson on behalf of the students and parents.

“We would also like to thank all our Parkside families, friends and neighbours; the friends and family that purchased fundraising items from coupon books to magazine subscriptions and everything in between; the parents that volunteered at everything from Hot Lunch to Fun Nights, and the dedicated parents that worked tirelessly on our Playground Committee, Jodi Van Aert, Ernie and Gena Dombrowski.”

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