Brock Corydon playground rejuvenation project completeNovember 3, 2021
Five years of fundraising and hard work has paid off for the Brock Corydon Parent Advisory Council and the entire Brock Corydon Community. In late September, Playgrounds-R-Us crews were on site installing the final pieces of the Brock Corydon Outdoor Playground Rejuvenation Project.
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the school hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Special guests included City Councillor John Orlikow, School Trustee Jamie Dumont, Shandi Strong (representing the office of the Honourable Jon Gerrard, MLA) and others who joined Shoshanna Munro, the PAC Chair along with Principal Ara Morris, current and past Vice Principals, students, teachers and community members to celebrate the grand opening of the renewed outdoor playground.
Grade 6 students Maayan K. and Lara R. addressed the group ,explaining how construction began in September of 2020 with the installation of a Pergola on the east side of the school, shortly after the Lunar Blast and Global Motion structures were installed. This September a nature playground, seating around each of the structures and accessible picnic tables were installed. The students are thrilled to have new areas to play and thanked all present for their support.
Shoshanna Munroe thanked the dedication of the PAC and school staff, Ara Morris, Lars Sigurdson and Fern Batista for their work in helping design and find funding for the project. Over $200,000 was raised to complete the project. Munroe individually thanked various donors for their support, including; Building Sustainable Communities Grant, The Honourable Jon Gerrard MLA, The Community Incentive Grant, City Councillor John Orlikow, WSD Children’s Heritage Fund, Brock Corydon Parent Advisory Council, Brock Corydon Lunch Program, Brock Corydon Daycare Inc., Electra Sign Ltd., Students and Staff of Brock Corydon School, their families, friends and supporters.
The new outdoor space is a hit with the community, attracting students and community members at all times of the day. “It’s a safe and inclusive community space for parents to interact and watch their children play,” shared Principal Morris. The space benefits not only Brock Corydon School students, but the daycare and community at large. The school community is grateful for this incredible space.