MONTREAL, JUNE 11, 2008- Edinburgh Elementary School (500 Hudson) in Montreal West is the recipient of this year’s “Build a Playground” grant offered by the non-profit organization KaBOOM! and Home Depot.
On Thursday, June 19 Home Depot personnel will be at Edinburgh to help build a new playground to replace the existing one. They will be coming with volunteers and all the required materials. Edinburgh will provide the rest (the tools, the food, and volunteers for Build Day).
Volunteers will start registering at 7:30 am in the morning, with work getting underway at 8 a.m. While activities will carry on throughout the day, an official ceremony is being scheduled for 2 p.m.
“There is a lot of planning that needs to be done and, the bigger the team, the more successful the Build Day will be,” says Heather Ogden, co-president of the Home and School Association. “We need everyone to be involved – you, your neighbours, your family, alumni, community members and businesses.”
Adds Principal Leah Auclair: “ Many local merchants have been generous with funding, food and supplies for this day.”