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.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The comittee saying thank you

June 26th BUILD DAY!

We have dedicated our playground to Mr. Hank Planger. Hank is a war hero who fought in the Devils Bergade an elite fighting force.

June 25th the day before build day!

The day before build day.

The mural just keeps getting bigger and bigger!

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

Build Day Schedule

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

Tool List for Build Day!

· 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 tony_che@telusplanet.net.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Getting Ready!

It's really happening! So many have generously given of in-kind support to get this playground ready to be built on Saturday.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mexican Fiesta Raises an Astonishing $35,000!!!!

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?).

Deconstruction of the old playground

More Birthday Giving...

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

Mexican Fiesta a Hit!

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 4, 2010


Wow! What a three months it has been. We have set a LTBK record by raising the most amount of money in 90 days. We knew the community of Pincher Creek would stand behind us but the response has been overwhelming. We still need $8,000 more for the playground equipment. The higher grade gravel for the playground is $17,000 but Hulburt's Rock Products is going to donate $7,000 of the cost! A huge thank you for their generosity... And, signage for the playground is about $8,000. If you are able to donate, please do so soon. Please drop a cheque off at St.Michael's school or send to address on left side of web page. THANK YOU! We will reach our goal but it will take all of us.
PS. Sign up for build day too. It will be a day you will want to be a part of!


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!