Sara Lawson (with shovel), president of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford, breaks ground with Prince Charles Elementary students and (from left) principal Cameron Friesen; PAC president Wendy Heppner; Rotarians Stacey Irwin, Mark Dana, Megan Bartsch, Dave Loewen and Bev Hasenpflug; and PAC playground coordinator Tania Bhullar.

Sara Lawson (with shovel), president of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford, breaks ground with Prince Charles Elementary students and (from left) principal Cameron Friesen; PAC president Wendy Heppner; Rotarians Stacey Irwin, Mark Dana, Megan Bartsch, Dave Loewen and Bev Hasenpflug; and PAC playground coordinator Tania Bhullar.

New accessible playground coming to Prince Charles Elementary

Rotary Club contributes $10,000 towards project at Abbotsford school

Groundbreaking has taken place for a fully accessible playground to be built at Prince Charles Elementary in Abbotsford.

A group of students, parents, teachers and Rotary Club members gathered for the groundbreaking on April 27.

The project has been six years in the making, with the support of the school’s parents advisory council and the Rotary Club of Abbotsford.

Rotary contributed some of the proceeds of its 2016 Million Dollar Hole-in-One fundraiser, which was matched by the Rotary district for a total contribution of $10,000.

Sara Lawson, president of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford, said the group is thrilled to be part of the project.

“Providing a place that provides greater accessibility for younger children and those with special needs to play is more inclusive and enhances the overall quality of school life for all children, their families and the surrounding community,” she said.