CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – Charlie Lake parents are raising funds for a playground replacement all by themselves with no government funding and they’re looking for assistance.

Charlie Lake Elementary’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) needs to raise $21,123 in order to have the playground installed by the spring, according to PAC treasurer, Lisa Jung.

The playground was removed by School District 60 due to safety concerns and the deterioration of the structure.

The PAC have raised most of the funds for the $133,000 project, which received approval from SD 60, and staff, students and parents who’ve participated in PAC meetings.

The project is not eligible for government funding, notes Jung.

“All funding to date has been fundraised by PAC, with community member participation, generous community donations and with successful grant applications,” says Jung.

The PAC have been trying to make this playground happen since spring 2020.

The council’s next meeting is on October 13th and is open to anyone. Jung says anyone with questions about the project can stop by the meeting.

Anyone who would like to make a donation can contact Jung at clpactreasuer@gmail.com.