Playgrounds are an essential part of any school experience for a child. Outdoor activities and social interactions between children on the playground encourage physical and social skills and is an essential part of their development.
Funding for playgrounds can be a long process but the Government of Alberta has some exciting news. Over the next four years, the Province is committing $20 million to help build school playgrounds throughout Alberta!
Each school recipient will be awarded with a $250,000 grant to help make their playground dreams become a reality. The grants will be available to all new school constructions between 2014-2018.
Check out the links below to learn more about this opportunity for new Alberta schools!
The children of Abbotsford have a new playground to be excited about! Not only is it an exciting place space complete with challenging climbing components, the Global Motion (a rotating net climber), the popular ZipKrooz line and so much more, but it is a memorial playground. The Fire Fighter’s Memorial Playground is a dedication to all firefighters, honouring first responders for their hard work, as well as remembering those who have died. This is made aware to visitors with a greeting sign that reads, “A Fireman’s Prayer”. In addition, regimental numbers have been placed on either side of the fire truck structure remembering two firefighters who lost their lives to cancer.
This playground is a tribute and an amazing way to honour Firefighter’s for the daily sacrifices they make to keep our communities safe.
Landscape Structures is excited to announce the newest collection to the Rhapsody line, introducing new musical instruments targeting 2-5 year olds. This new equipment is within reach for the little ones, allowing them to explore their musical abilities and create new sounds. These components are ideal for preschools, child care centres and other early childhood facilities.
These new Rhapsody instruments include drums, chimes to bing and bong their way along, and metallophones – the perfect musical additions to any play space!
Landscape Structures Launches Shaped by Play Scholarship
To help build the leaders of tomorrow Landscape Structures has launched the Shaped By Play Scholarship. A child (elementary, middle or high school students) needs to be nominated by a Kiwanis member, school principal or parks and recreation director.
Scholarships are available in amounts between $250 and $3,000. Funds can be used for camps, sports clinics, piano lessons, art classes and more. Complete the application by providing contact details for yourself and the nominee (child), sharing how the scholarship dollars will be used and the cost of the program. During the application be prepared to answer 3 short questions about how the nominee is shaped by play.
Dero wants to spice up your bike parking with new custom bike racks! The Icon Hitch is perfect for coffee shops, restaurants and so much more! With 8 different designs to choose from they all make a statement!
These frequently requested designs are now readily available with a faster lead time and an affordable price.
First choose your powder coat colour, then pick the design that perfectly suits your space.
Are there play opportunities in your community? Do your children have to travel for miles to go somewhere to play? BCAA wants to award three communities with a $100,000 grant to help build safe play spaces for your families. Deadline to apply is April 13th. Don’t miss this opportunity!!! Call us today at 1.866.422.4828 to learn how we can assist with your application.
Looking to complete your space with some trendy site furnishing additions? Habitat Systems are distributors of Victor Stanley’s site furnishing products and we would be happy to assist you. Victor Stanley offers a complete line of products that will withstand the test of time due to their high quality, manufacturing and design techniques. They have everything you’re looking for from benches and picnic tables, to bike racks and litter receptacles.
Take a look at some of their newest trends and collections: