Cache Creek Elementary School students need help

Volunteers sought to help make the new playground a reality on Oct. 11-13

By Ken Alexander

After winning the British Columbia Automobile Association’s Playground Build contest earlier this year, Cache Creek Elementary School (CCES) needs some volunteers to help with the playground construction.

“We are so desperate for people to help us out,” school principal Brooke Haller says.

She notes Jeff Tomey has been excellent by donating all of the excavating and levelling of the area.

“It’s such a huge investment for us.”

CCES needs volunteers for today (Oct. 11), and Oct. 12 and 13.

On Oct. 11, they need about five or six people to help out from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Haller explains BCAA comes with the playground people (Suttle Recreation) and they do some drilling and get the space prepared.

CCES also needs five or six people on Oct. 12 to help out from noon to 5 p.m.

The principal says BCAA sends 30 volunteers to do the assembly portion of the playground.

“BCAA brings those people up from noon to 4 p.m. and they do as much as they can in that four hours.”

Then the local volunteers are needed to do the ground surfacing on Oct. 13, she says, adding they would also finish anything that didn’t get done on Friday.

Suttle Recreation will have a project manager on site to lead the community volunteers.

“Saturday is our big day and we only have two people signed up for it, and we’re hoping to get 20 volunteers,” she says, adding it would be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“I don’t expect people to stay for a whole day, but even if they can come for parts and pieces that day, it would be great.”

Haller notes Suttle Recreation brings in the engineered wood chips for the ground covering.

“We’re asking the community volunteers to bring the shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows to spread the wood chips.”

Volunteers are asked to sign up at the school, or phone the office at 250-457-6248, or e-mail Haller at to let them know you’re coming.

“We need 20, but we really need more than 20 [because some people won’t be able to stay all day]. More would be better.”

She says the students are “off the charts” excited about the new playground.

The principal adds the school’s Parents Advisory Council (PAC) and the volunteers really worked hard to get people out to vote for the school.

“They rocked the vote! They shared it with friends and family.

“Now, we’re hoping we can get people out to help turn it into a reality.”

She adds Millie Cumming and her kindergarten class submitted the video and wrote the proposal.

“It was definitely teacher and student driven.”

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