E.J. Dunn needs new playground: PAC

The VAST playground isn't moving, according to School District 70

The Eighth Ave. playground is too expensive to move to E.J. Dunn.

Acquiring an age-appropriate playground for the school is on the top of the priority list for E.J. Dunn Elementary’s parent advisory council.

“One of our main focuses for this  school year is to fundraise and get these kids a playground,” said Shelby Lorimer Kuhn, E.J. Dunn PAC president.

“We think playgrounds are very important for the development of safety for children and it’s fundamental in early learning.”

The current playscape at Dunn was purchased when the facility was a middle school.

“The one that’s there right now is a great playground but it’s not age specific for elementary school,” Lorimer Kuhn said.

This is Lorimer Kuhn’s first time as president of the PAC that is made up of five new members.

She points out that E.J. Dunn is not only used by the elementary students but that the building is also shared with children in the Alberni School District Strong Start program and the recently piloted Early Years Centre as well as after-school care programs.

Acquiring an age-appropriate playground for the school is on the top of the priority list for E.J. Dunn Elementary’s parent advisory council.

“One of our main focuses for this  school year is to fundraise and get these kids a playground,” said Shelby Lorimer Kuhn, E.J. Dunn PAC president.

“We think playgrounds are very important for the development of safety for children and it’s fundamental in early learning.”

The current playscape at Dunn was purchased when the facility was a middle school.

“The one that’s there right now is a great playground but it’s not age specific for elementary school,” Lorimer Kuhn said.

This is Lorimer Kuhn’s first time as president of the PAC that is made up of five new members.

She points out that E.J. Dunn is not only used by the elementary students but that the building is also shared with children in the Alberni School District Strong Start program and the recently piloted Early Years Centre as well as after-school care programs.

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