Votes needed for inclusive playground project at McMillan elementary

Parents hope to win grant to build wheelchair-friendly playground at local Abbotsford school.

McMillan elementary parents are raising money to buy a glider piece of playground equipment that can be used by those in wheelchairs.

McMillan elementary parents are raising money to buy a glider piece of playground equipment that can be used by those in wheelchairs.

McMillan Elementary parents are looking for the public’s help to get a grant for an inclusive wheelchair-friendly playground at their school.

The school currently has two students in wheelchairs, with two more set to enroll in September 2017. The McMillan Elementary School Parent Advisory Council and school administrators hope to purchase a piece of equipment called Sway Fun that glides and rocks back and forth and has room both for children who are in wheelchairs and those who are not.

The school is now in the running for an Aviva Community Fund grant available to projects across Canada.

To get to a judging round, project organizers must first make it through a voting round as one of the top 15 projects in their category.

“The playground upgrades will address the needs of all children with visible and invisible disabilities through multi-sensory, interactive equipment that encourages learning, socialization and creativity through play,” the project’s organizers say in their submission.

Every person can register to receive 18 votes that they can spread among different projects or use all on one single project.

For more information, visit facebook.com/mcmillanplayground/ or click here to vote. Voting is open until Oct. 28.