Petites idées 10 000 $

Description :

Fort Langley is a community of approximately 3500 people in the Township of Langley, on the traditional territory of the Kwantlen First Nation. Fort Langley is part of the Metro Vancouver Regional District. Fort Langley Elementary is located in the heart of Fort Langley. The families of Fort Langley Elementary, together with our community, are spearheading an initiative to replace our very outdated playground equipment. The old equipment, was neither age appropriate nor accessible for children with mobility issues. Our school is a community hub - many community groups use our school grounds for courses, meetings and events. Our playground is used by our students, but also by community members and visitors to Fort Langley. An upgrade to our equipment will support physical activity for our children, and will incorporate the needs and diversity of our community. It will also provide an outlet for visitors to Fort Langley to recreate when visiting the shops and businesses in our community, and it will draw families from within as well as from neighbouring communities.

According from data from the Provincial Health Services Authority, less than 50% of children in Grades 3 and 4 in Langley report being physically active. This drops to less than 30% by Grade 7, highlighting the importance of offering accessible opportunities for physical activity in early childhood to establish health practices that last throughout the life course. (Provincial Health Services Authority. (2013). BC Community Health Atlas) Physical activity during childhood has a profound impact on childhood development and emotional and physical health in later years.

The total cost of our initiative is $125,000. We have raised over $85,000 to date toward playground equipment, leaving just $40,000 remaining to fundraise by Summer 2019 in order to complete our project. An Aviva Grant of $10,000 would put us well on our way to achieving our goal, as our very small community is "tapped out" based on fundraising efforts so far. Thank you for taking the time to learn about our community and our initiative, which will benefit residents of and visitors to our community for many years to come!

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Langley School District Foundation - Fort Langley Elementary Playground

Emplacement : Langley