Thursday, April 29, 2010

Playground Update

The MTS Playground Project essentially consists of three phases: Fundraising, Design and Build. I am pleased to report that 2 of the 3 phases are now complete! We have reached our final design and submitted our CFEP grant application for the remaining outstanding funds. Though we estimated the playground would cost $200,000, the final total is $194,030. We have raised half this amount ($97,015) through cash donations, in-kind donations, fundraising events and a grant from the Parks Foundation Calgary and therefore were eligible to apply for the other half from CFEP (Community Facility Enhancement Program awarded through the Alberta Lottery Fund). Now we cross our fingers and hope we get the amount we applied for, though we won’t know until late June/early July. In the meantime we are commencing with Phase III – The Build. Though the Build is not scheduled until September (8- 11th), this is a project in itself and requires significant planning. Please watch for information on the Build coming in May/June! 
Annika C.

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