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Article and photos by Jared Story
Child’s play has never been easier at
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.
“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
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,”
“It’s too popular. It’s a good problem to