Bonanza School has received $50,000 in funding from Saddle Hills County for a new playground.
On November 28th, Bonanza School Principal Theresa Simmonds attended the County Council meeting to request support for the school’s fundraising efforts and says she was “thrilled” when Council offered to pay $50K toward the new equipment.
“Our students are very excited, and we are so proud of all the hard work that got us here.”
According to the Peace Wapiti Public School Division, Bonanza School and the Bonanza Bring It Society have been working together to fundraise for a new playground for the past two and a half years. Between family and community support, the group was able to raise nearly half of the cost of the playground.
The PWPSD says a construction start date has not yet been set; however, school officials says they hope to begin construction “during summer break.”