Gravenhurst Public School parent council is raising funds not for 1 but 2 playgrounds with Bazaar

GRAVENHURST - Gravenhurst Public School parents have organized a Christmas Bazaar to raise money for two new playgrounds.

Katelyn Marie Good said GPS parent council is trying to replace two main playgrounds. One in the kindergarten area and another in the back of the school which would be larger as well as wheel chair accessible.

"We would also like to put in a third area with a ninja warrior course ...We need to raise approximately $300,000, if we raise half of that the school board will match that," she said.

Trillium Lakeland District School Board spokesperson Catherine Shedden said "the board certainly applauds the efforts of school councils to fund raise for playgrounds and playground equipment."

" There is $50,000 available each year for the board to match funds raised by school councils for school playground equipment. It is not unforseeable that the GPS project could receive a matching amount from the school board. The funding is available on a first come, first saved basis. It is possible that Gravenhurst Public School could fundraise enough to have the board match the total over a few years as the funds are being raised," she said.

The Christmas Bazaar Craft and Vendor Show is on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gravenhurst Public School - 301 Mary Street. The event promises over 30 vendors with Santa Pictures, a BBQ, horse drawn wagon rides and more. Mark your calendars Muskoka.

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