LeRoy School playground upgrade project receives $150,000 boost

LEROY — An effort to upgrade LeRoy School’s playground equipment has received a $150,000 boost.

The grant came from the Federated Co-operatives Limited community spaces project.

article continues below

The project is co-op’s effort to “bring people together, creating places for everyone and building a lasting legacy that benefits our community into the future,” said Nick Koroluk, Midway Co-op’s general manager.

Of the $2 million total given out to 28 applicants this year, LeRoy school was one of two to receive the maximum grant of $150,000.

The community of just over 400 residents “has got the biggest heart,” said LeRoy School librarian Sheila Lissel.

“Now, it has the biggest grant, which is really good.”

The money will be spent on entirely replacing the towns only playground, which “really wasn’t up to code anymore,” Lissel said. Other than a factory fresh shine, the new school playground will also have wheelchair-accessible features such as a wheelchair swing.

The playground’s final design and permits are still being determined by a community committee – including the school community council, who submitted the original application – and the Horizon School Division.

Lissel said the grant is a blessing for LeRoy, which as a town had lost their hockey rink completely to a fire about five years ago.

“We've always had to go out and raise our own money,” she said. “We've had to work for everything we've got... finally we got something given to us."

The school will be celebrating with a cheque presentation and free sausage lunch on June 17.




© Copyright Humboldt Journal


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Humboldt Journal welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Community Event Calendar

Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.