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80 B.C. schools get new playground funding

06/21/2012 03:44 EDT | Updated 08/21/2012 05:12 EDT
The B.C. government is spending $3.3 million to repair and replace playgrounds at 80 more schools across B.C., as part of an $8 million program launched two years ago.

Under the new program the government will provide $25,000 for repairs to existing playgrounds; $50,000 for enhancing minimal equipment; and $50,000 for replacement of existing equipment, Education Minister George Abbott announced Thursday.

In the first phase of the program, the B.C. government spent $2 million for 23 school districts to install new playground equipment at 41 schools without playgrounds.

Under the second phase, 106 parent advisory councils in 34 school districts were reimbursed over $2.4 million for new playground equipment they had already purchased.

"With the final phase of this $8 million investment, our playground funding program has supported new and improved playgrounds at 227 schools across the province," said Abbott on Thursday morning.

The selected schools include:

- School District 5 (Southeast Kootenay): Pinewood Elementary - $50,000, T.M. Roberts Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 6 (Rocky Mountain): Lindsay Park Elementary - $50,000, Eileen Madison Primary School - $25,000.

- School District 8 (Kootenay Lake): Central Education Centre - $50,000.

- School District 10 (Arrow Lakes): Lucerne Elementary-Secondary - $50,000, Edgewood Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 19 (Revelstoke): Columbia Park Elementary - $25,000, Mount Begbie Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 20 (Kootenay-Columbia): Twin Rivers Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 22 (Vernon): Alexis Park Elementary - $50,000, Harwood Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 23 (Central Okanagan): Ellison Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin): Naghtaneqed Elementary-Junior Secondary - $50,000.

- School District 28 (Quesnel): Quesnel Junior - $50,000.

- School District 33 (Chilliwack): Bernard Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 34 (Abbotsford): Blue Jay Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 35 (Langley): Simonds Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 36 (Surrey): Chantrell Creek Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 37 (Delta): Hawthorne Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 38 (Richmond): Kathleen McNeely Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 39 (Vancouver): Sir Guy Carleton Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 40 (New Westminster): F.W. Howay Elementary - $50,000, Queen Elizabeth Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 41 (Burnaby): Rosser Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 42 (Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows): Alexander Robinson Elementary - $25,000, Eric Langton Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 43 (Coquitlam): Meadowbrook Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 44 (North Vancouver): Queensbury Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 45 (West Vancouver): Hollyburn Elementary - $50,000, Westcot Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 46 (Sunshine Coast): Langdale Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 47 (Powell River): James Thomson Elementary - $25,000, Edgehill Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 48 (Sea to Sky): Squamish Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 49 (Central Coast): Bella Coola Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 50 (Haida Gwaii): Sk'aadgaa Naay Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 51 (Boundary): Greenwood Elementary - $50,000, West Boundary Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 52 (Prince Rupert): Port Edward Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 53 (Okanagan Similkameen): Similkameen Elementary Secondary - $50,000.

- School District 54 (Bulkley Valley): Twain Sullivan Elementary - $25,000, Telkwa Elementary School - $25,000.

- School District 57 (Prince George): Aboriginal Choice School - $50,000.

- School District 58 (Nicola-Similkameen): Merritt Central Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 59 (Peace River South): Crescent Park Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 60 (Peace River North): Buick Creek Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 61 Greater Victoria: George Jay Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 62 (Sooke): Millstream Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 63 (Saanich): Bayside Middle School - $50,000.

- School District 64 (Gulf Islands): Mayne Island Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 67 (Okanagan Skaha): Trout Creek Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith): Chase River Elementary - $50,000, Georgia Avenue Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 69 (Qualicum): Winchelsea Elementary - $50,000, Parksville Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 70 (Alberni): Wickaninnish Community School - $50,000.

- School District 71 (Comox Valley): Hornby Island Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 72 (Campbell River): Discovery Passage Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 73 (Kamloops/Thompson): Barriere Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 74 (Gold Trail): Cayoosh Elementary - $50,000, Ashcroft Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 75 (Mission): Edwin S. Richards Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 78 (Fraser-Cascade): C.E. Barry Intermediate School - $25,000, Coquihalla Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 79 (Cowichan Valley): Thetis Island Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 81 (Fort Nelson): R.L. Angus Elementary - $ 50,000, Toad River Elem-Secondary - $50,000.

- School District 82 (Coast Mountains): Kitwanga Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap): Ranchero Elementary School - $50,000.

- School District 84 (Vancouver Island West): Captain Meares Elementary-Secondary - $50,000, Ray Watkins Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 85 (Vancouver Island North): Eagle View Elementary - $50,000, Sunset Elementary - $25,000.

- School District 87 (Stikine): Denetia Elementary School - $50,000, Tahltan School - $25,000.

- School District 91 (Nechako Lakes): W.L. Mcleod Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 92 (Nisga'a): Alvin A. McKay Elementary - $50,000, Nathan Barton Elementary - $50,000.

- School District 93 (Conseil Scolaire Francophone): École Cote de Soleil (Powell River) - $50,000.

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