Enhanced Playground Becomes Reality - Prince Charles Elementary
(Abbotsford) On April 27, an enthusiastic group comprised of students, parents, teachers and Rotarians gathered for the groundbreaking of a fully accessible playground to be installed at Prince Charles Elementary School.  This project has been six years in the making, and now Prince Charles Elementary PAC, with the support of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford and other donors, is making this dream a reality.  “This year our Rotary club made a $10,000 contribution and we are thrilled to be a part of this worthy project!" said Rotary Club of Abbotsford President, Sara Lawson.  "Providing a place that provides greater accessibility for younger children and those with special needs to play is more inclusive and enhances the overall quality of school life for all children, their families and the surrounding community.” 

With proceeds from their 2016 Rotary Million Dollar Hole-in-One fundraiser and a Rotary District matching grant, $10,000 was applied to the cost of the playground structure.  "Doing good in the world, globally and here at home is what Rotary is all about.  We are excited to contribute to this worthwhile project!”
President Sara "broke ground" with Prince Charles Elementary School kids surrounded by (l-r): Principal Cameron Friesen, PAC President Wendy Heppner, Rotarians: Stacey Irwin, Mark Dana, Megan Bartsch, Dave Loewen and Bev Hasenpflug and PAC playground coordinator Tania Bhullar.