Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids is an all volunteer non-profit organization created to build community capacity on the grassroots level, while building playgrounds, skate parks and fitness parks across Canada. These projects leave a legacy of community members who are inspired and better equipped to lay a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


130 more volunteers! Become a volunteer by clicking on the "JOIN THE EFFORT" button on the right of the screen.

Volunteers for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before build day to prep the site. We need eight volunteers at a time between the hours of 8am to 6pm. Must be able to lift 100 pounds.

More money! $10,000 more for playground equipment and $10,000 for the higher grade gravel we will be using as the surface. A significant portion of the cost and delivery of this product has been donated by Hurlburt Rock Products in Fort MacLeod.

Rocks about the size of 4L ice cream pails-we need 35. Drop off the rocks in front of St.Michaels school. Call the office at 627-3488.

We need 20 wheelbarrows, 5 ladders, 10 rakes and 10 shovels for build day. We also need quite a few cordless drills and impact guns. If you can bring any of these tools for build day plesae let Chelan know at 627-2869,

More silent and live auction items for Mexican fiesta! Call Lori Jo at 627-5978 for more info.

We still need gently used books and stuffed animals for the children's activities on build day. Contact Brandi at 627-2218.

Wild bushes that we could use for landscaping please call Ianthe at 627-3488.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Legion Generates Funds in Honor of Henry "Hank" Planger

The Legion presented funds totalling $11,476.18! Shown from left to right is Hank Planger, Ed Rouleau, Colette Sinnott (with Lincoln & Emerson) and Ron Schmidt. The Legion proposed a challenge to all Legion members to donate and the Legion would match up to $5000. The response was amazing. They also donated proceeds of the meat draw held on April 24th. It was a fun filled afternoon at the Legion where many people came to support Mr. Henry "Hank" Planger. Mr. Planger fought in the Second World War and was part of The Devil's Brigade. We are so proud to name our playground in honor of him. This is a great opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about the history of war for our country. We must never forget that it is because of men and women like Mr. Planger that we enjoy the freedoms we have today.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Birthday!

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!


On June 18th we will once again join together as a community to build an outdoor fitness park and a play area designed for kids with special needs- this will include a rubber surfacing for wheelchair accessibility and activity panels that are helpful for kids with sensory needs. We are also assembling some sun shelter and hoping for wind protection. To complete our playground we will have a cement path around the perimeter of our entire playground. We will once again need all individuals to come together to make this a huge success! Click on Join the Effort today!

100 Volunteers (grown ups only) will be needed to assemble the new equipment, do a little painting and a little weeding and serve the food! After the new additions to our playground are assembled join us for a Community Festival from 2-4. Stay tuned for details on the festival activities. Fun to be had by all- BIG & small!