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Mulvey play structure opens

Article and photos by Jared Story

Child’s play has never been easier at Mulvey School.

On Oct. 27, Mulvey held an official opening for its new play structure, located on the school grounds at the corner of Wolseley Avenue and Maryland Street.

A frosty fall day, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in the school’s gym. Mulvey school principal Peter Correia hosted the event, detailing the play structure process, from the planning stages to the finished product. The $115,000 structure was supplied and constructed by Playgrounds-R-Us.

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“They (Playgrounds-R-Us) were very helpful,” Correia said. “They understand there is a process involved for a play structure to be reflective and conducive to the community. Right from the get-go, whether we were visiting their office or they were coming here and hearing from our community and from our parent council, they were right along with us. A very responsive company, I’m pleased we chose them.”

Correia said the planning process for replacing its former played out play structure started in September, 2016.

Funding was acquired from the Winnipeg School Division’s Children’s Heritage Fund, a City of Winnipeg community incentive grant, the Laura Milner White Committee, The Winnipeg Foundation, TD Friends of the Environment, Blennerhassett Family Foundation, West Broadway Community Organization, Investors Group, and funds raised by the Mulvey School Parent Council.

The new play structure was officially completed on Oct. 20.

Allyson Moyo, a Grade 5 student at Mulvey, said she loves the new place to play.

“I really like the zip line,” Moyo said.

Correia said the new play structure has been a big hit with students.  

“We do find we have to rotate them. On even days the intermediate students use it and then primary attends on odd days,” Correia said.

“It’s too popular. It’s a good problem to have.”

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