Vernon, BC – School District #22 (Vernon) will be receiving $90,000 in government funding, as part of a new, ongoing Playground Equipment Program, announced yesterday by Premier John Horgan.
Mission Hill Elementary was selected, along with 50 other schools throughout the province to receive this funding that is intended to alleviate some of the pressures on Parent Advisory Committees (PAC).
“We are very happy with this announcement and the incoming funds,” said School District Superintendent Joe Rogers. “We believe outdoor play is important for child development and this new playground will play a significant role in that. We also value the work done by our Parent Advisory Committees, and believe this funding will allow them to shift their fundraising efforts to other initiatives.”
Installation of the new playground will begin after consultation with the Mission Hill administration and PAC. It is anticipated that installation will be completed this fall.