Entertainment

Pennies for Playgrounds opens at The Reach

An exhibit starting Thursday, Dec. 6 at The Reach Gallery Museum is based on the theme that all children deserve a safe place to play and the freedom to use the space around them to express themselves creatively.

“Pennies for Playgrounds: Urban Planning, Children’s Rights and Climate Change” is sponsored by University of the Fraser Valley (UFV).

A reception to launch the exhibition takes place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 6. Admission is free and open to the public.

Pennies for Playgrounds is a collection of work that showcases UFV student projects with an emphasis on the child’s voice and the right to play.

A central theme will be children’s perspectives on play and safe places due to relocation following flooding in an informal settlement in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Students from UFV intern every year in Tanzania. This exhibit and fundraiser is being put on by previous interns to give back to the area they studied and worked.

They hope to raise enough funds to build a safe playground in Tanzania.

The exhibit will run from Dec. 6 to 13 in the studio at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way).

For more information about Pennies for Playgrounds, visit indiegogo.com/penniesforplaygrounds.

 

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Deadly dog walker sent to jail
 
Auto crime on the rise in 2015
 
Aldergrove Gas Thieves Torch U-Haul Truck
New program boosts technology and agriculture in Mission
 
Get up close and personal with Colin James
 
North Burnaby protest camps dismantled
A walk for Cloverdale
 
Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave
 
Trinity law school grads can work in Nova Scotia, judge rules

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.