Cilantro + Chive Community Causes February

February’s Community Cause

PES Playground Redevelopment

The Friends of PES Fundraising Society have embarked on an exciting journey to redevelop the Ponoka Elementary School Playground. The existing playground has deteriorated and become a safety hazard to those who continue to utilize it. The playground redevelopment project will replace the old playground equipment that is scheduled to be removed with new equipment centered around the modernized DWMS site that is fully accessible and age and skill-level appropriate for the community to enjoy. The Friends of PES Fundraising Society, is committed to “developing an exceptional playground and learning space for the PES Community and the greater community of Ponoka & surrounding areas”. They have been planning and fundraising for this project since Spring 2014 with more than $10,000 already raised. With costs expected to be more than $750,000, partnering with our corporate community and local, county and provincial governments will be critical to create this incredible play space for our children and their families to enjoy for years to come. They are hopeful that active building of this project will begin in the Fall of 2015.

People of all ages, abilities and backgrounds will be able to enjoy these spaces for many years to come.

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