Fernie's Isabella Dicken Elementary Receives $105,000 for New Accessible Playground

(Credit: School District 5)

The provincial government is providing funds to just one school in the East Kootenay.

A total of 50 new playgrounds will be built this year across the province, thanks to a  $5-million investment from the Ministry of Education.

"As a parent, I understand first-hand how tough it can be for schools and parents to find the time and volunteers to fundraise for playground equipment and activities," says Education Minister Rob Fleming.

"Our government is committed to improving the learning environment at B.C. schools - safe, fun and accessible playgrounds are very much part of delivering on this commitment. And to make this happen, parents should not have to become dedicated fundraisers in their spare time."

As part of the announcement, Isabella Dicken Elementary School in Fernie will receive a grant for $105,000.

This will be put towards the construction of a new accessible playground.

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