Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Cheri Chanin is our mural artist and she is the best. The mural didn't get finished on build day because Cheri kept adding to the design and making it amazing. The mural crew will finish it tomorrow. Cheri even let the children be involved and let them paint.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
For those of you that have Joined the Effort, you will receive a waiver in your email. If you would like to receive a waiver before Build Day, please click on Join the Effort to the right of this blog and register. We can also complete waivers during registration on Saturday.
8:00 am: Registration opens.
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Coffee and muffins available for volunteers
9:00 am: Live web broadcast begins! Tell your friends and relatives who can’t be with us to tune in and watch the day progress (www.ltbk.ca)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Lunch will be served to volunteers on a rotating basis in the school mall. We will serve hamburgers, beans, veggies, fruit and squares, coffee, water and juice.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Children’s and non-volunteer lunch available ($1.00 for a hotdog and juice)
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Children’s activities!! Crafts, games, storytelling. We will also have a DJ playing music at this time.
3:00 pm (approximately): The playground will be completed!! We will gather everyone for a group photo on the new play structure.
3:30pm: Opening ceremony and dedication of the playground.
4:00 pm: Children start playing on the new equipment!! Clean up begins for adults!
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Volunteer appreciation “Come & Go” at the Legion (upstairs), all volunteers invited!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
· Push brooms(4)
· 100 ft garden hose to stay in garden
· 4’ torpedo levels (4)
· 4’ levels (4)
· 8-10’ ladders (4)
· wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels (10 of each)
· tape measures (6-8)
· Allen key sets (2)
· Drill bits 21/64” & 5/32” (6 of each)
· Cordless drills and impact guns
If you can bring any of these tools to build day, let Chelan know at 403-627-2869 or email email@example.com.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Some predicted we would raise $10,000, and some even thought $15,000 (because that's what we needed). The final number has blown us away......$35,000! This means that we can begin plans for phase 2 (hint* an outdoor classroom? any suggestions?).
It seems that every birthday party lately has our kids sacrificing birthday gifts to make money for the playground. Shown in photo: Sofia Citrigno, Mya Citrigno, Megan Sundberg, Olivia Citrigno, & Alexandre Comeau, missing is Corbin Litchfield. We are proud of you!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Jeny Akitt from the Twin Butte General Store and the Mexican cuisine we enjoyed at the Fiesta Saturday night. A HUGE thank you to Jeny and her staff for their generous donation. Jeny closed her store to serve us and then showed us her support by donating the meal and participating in the auction! Stay tuned for the profit- results are being tallied...
Friday, June 11, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wild bushes that we could use for landscaping please call Ianthe at 627-3488.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
These kids asked their friends to bring money for the playground in lieu of birthday gifts this year. Mathias Gelber, Denby Ettenhofer and Ronan Gelber show their money to the camera! Between the 3 of them, they raised almost $800!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
The Lions Club of Pincher Creek presented us with a cheque for $5000! They chose to purchase the rock climbing components (about $3000 our share) and the remainder of the money will be part of the general funds for the rest of the playground. The club will place a plaque that indicates they purchased the rock climbing components and this will be a permanent part of the playground. What a great idea and such a generous donation! shown in picture (left to right): Terri Robbins, Dennis Novak, Colette Sinnott and Jim Johnson.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This playground design targets children under grade 3. Looks like it will be fun for everyone! We have lots of work to do to raise enough money to get all the components we want to make our playground extra great! Check out the "Dish Swings". These were so high on our list (children and adults alike) that we put them in both play areas. Wow!
After much consideration and back and forth with the good people at Bel Air, we have a playground design that is fun, exciting and suits our play needs. This is a view of the "senior" play area targeting grades 3 and up.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The kids loved looking at the new plans. Their excitement and enthusiasm reminded us all of why we are building the new playground. It was great to sit back and watch them plan what they would play on first. Thank you so much to the Knights of Columbus and all of your support.
Movie night was a big success and an awesome contribution to our fundraising. The St. Michael's school gym was full of excited community members, especially the kids! The master design of the two playgrounds was unveiled and the crowd's applause told us we had got the designs right. A big thank you to Tony Citrigno of Antonio's Pizza for donating the 50 pizzas we sold. The tally at the end of the night was 1776 dollars!
Monday, March 22, 2010
The Pincher Cowley Roaring Lions responded with enthusiasm to the presentation of our project at their meeting March 11th. They gave us a cheque for $2500! The members of their group are very supportive of our endeavour and left us feeling encouraged. What a great start! Pat Bratz, president of the Roaring Lions, presented the cheque to Colette Sinnott and Terri Robbins on March 12th.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Dotmocracy- each child gets to vote for what they want the new playground to look like! During the week of February 22-26th each child was given three stickers and they chose what they wanted most or liked best. The equipment with the most votes will be included in the new playground layout. The children had so much fun and really took time to think about their choices. Each student from preschool to grade 12 at St. Michael's had the opportunity to cast their votes. We also put up posters and sent out flyers inviting all of the children of Pincher Creek to come out and participate. The results have been summarized and sent off for the designer to begin working on a build design. Watch for it to be posted on the website soon!