Bradley Roulston

Credit union gets in on the playground fun

Building community is not monkey business, particularly when the Nelson and District Credit Union decides to get involved, but hanging out on a sunny day with the kids at Blewett School seemed like a fine way to show support for the new community playground at Blewett School.

Building community is not monkey business, particularly when the Nelson and District Credit Union decides to get involved, but hanging out on a sunny day with the kids at Blewett School seemed like a fine way to show support for the new community playground at Blewett School.The credit union is known for its community giving and the Blewett School community playground project really resonated with the local credit union.Pitching in with a generous donation, the credit union saw the playground as a worthy undertaking, one that will bring joy to the students and helps to build community.“A natural and locally built playground will really be a nice addition to our school setting,” said Blewett principal Carol Ann Leidloff. “Healthy free play builds strong minds and bodies, and encourages intelligence and success in our students.”Tom Atkins of the credit union adds, “Our members know the importance of community investment and how their membership helps keep our communities vibrant. Projects like the Blewett community playground create a hub for activity and bring the community together.”With the support from corporate citizens like the credit union, Pacific Insight, Midtown Motors and many others the dreams of the Blewett kids are soon to become reality. Construction of the new playground is scheduled for July and August of this year, with completion for the start of the new school year.For more information about Blewett School, and the upcoming playground project, log on to the school’s website, or call 250-352-5314.

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