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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Council Asked To Contribute To Playground Project

Quispamsis council being asked to pull out the town checkbook to help fund a playground for the new French Elementary School in the Kennebecasis Valley. 

Construction is underway on the school at the end of Pettinghill Road with plans to open the doors in the fall, and in the meantime students have been going to school at the Pettinghill Strip Mall Plaza. 

Principal Anik Duplessis tells CHSJ News the kids have been dreaming about a playground for the last three years. She says it would be the best gift they could give the students other than a great education. Duplessis adding that the playground would be for the community, and would not just be exclusive to French families.

They are looking at around $200,000 for phase one of the project and have received $80,000 from the province but they are currently short about $60,000. Quispamsis council being asked to contribute and they decided to refer it to finance for the 2015 budget.