Parent volunteers Bobbie Dudenhoeffer

Rimbey elementary school playground installed and ready for students

After close to a decade of hard working volunteers continually raising money through fundraisers

After close to a decade of hard working volunteers continually raising money through fundraisers, the Rimbey Elementary School playground has become a reality.

Volunteers worked hard last week to install the playground and school principal Jodi Bramfield said she is pleased it is ready for use.

“It’s nice to have the playground ready for the kids,” she said. “School council worked hard to make it a reality and the support of the community made it possible.”

Bramfield said kudos need to go to Levi Blackmore and Peter Broere for their commitment to seeing the final stages of the installation through to completion.

“They spent numerous hours on the planning, installation, organization and landscaping,” she said. “It simply would not have been possible without their help.”

Bobbi Dudenhoeffer, treasurer of the school’s parent council said she is pleased to see fundraising activities such as Cirque de Rimbey, the chili cook off, comedy nights and Subway Days have finally paid off.

“We just had so much community support.”

The playground which cost approximately $130,000 was purchased with matching funds and a government grant.

Jaymee Lane, a Grade 5 student at the elementary school was among the young volunteers helping install the playground.

She said she especially likes the rock wall.

“It’s different and exciting.”

Funds from this year’s chili cook off sponsored by the elementary school’s parent council will go towards school improvements.

The chili cook off is to be held Fri., Sept. 12 at Pas Ka Poo Park from 5 to 7 p.m.