Community celebrates our community playground

Principal Scott Slater and members of the BICS PAC speak at the opening ceremony for the playground (photo by Kim Stephens)

At the BICS Community Playground grand opening on Wednesday, April 12 it was evident that playgrounds bring out the kid in all of us.

After two years of fundraising, planning and working together the Community School Association (CSA) would like to thank the individuals who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially launch the three new playground pieces:

  • In attendance from West Vancouver School District were Ms. Leiterman, Mr. Hickey and Mr. Reyes.
  • From Bowen Island Municipality Councilor Alison Morse and Community Grant committee member Andrea Little
  • Soren Hammerberg, Julia McCaig, Kim Stephens and Jennifer Pardee attended on behalf of the BI Community Foundation
  • Donna Scorer on behalf of the Knick Knack Nook
  • PAC co-chair Caroline Parker on behalf of the Parent Advisory Council

Most importantly…thank you to the students at Bowen Island Community School for such a warm welcome to our guests and for your active participation in the project

Special thanks to Diana Izdebski and Summer for attending.

Diana created the cherry tree image which was used as the essential fundraising theme throughout the Playground Project.

Every part of the cherry tree symbolizes our Community Playground contributors – from a solid foundation found in the thick trunk and branches out to the numerous, supportive smaller branches, leaves and blossoms.

To wrap up the past two years of fundraising for the playground, the CSA/PAC Children’s Art Show will be held from May 4 to 13 at the Gallery at Artisan Square. This is an opportunity for the community to view the artwork of Bowen children aged 5 – 18 showcasing their interpretation of the theme “Bowen Island – Where we Gather Together.”

A glamorous Gala evening will conclude the show on Saturday, May 13 when all organizations and individuals who have contributed to this project will be acknowledged and thanked for their support.

If you can’t make it to the gala evening, please be sure to bid on your favourite artwork at the Gallery or online in advance!

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