Crawford Bay wins $20,000 for playground

The community was part of BCAA's Play Here contest, which handed out money to five communities.

The playground at Crawford Bay park will receive a $20

A Crawford Bay playground will get a much-needed renovation after the community finished third in a provincial contest.

Crawford Bay Community Park was awarded $20,000 Monday as one of the finalists in BCAA’s Play Here contest. Playgrounds in Lillooet and Victoria each won $100,000, while Crawford Bay, Burnaby’s Windsor Elementary and Vancouver’s General Brock Elementary took the lesser prize.

Initially the contest was to award just two winners.

“We’ve been inspired by the passion of our finalists, and wanted to make a big impact for children in all five communities,” said BCAA CEO and president Shom Sen in a statement. “Thank you to all British Columbians for voting, and to BCAA and Evo Members for making it possible for us to make such a positive impact for so many children.”

Over 500 playgrounds were nominated for the contest, with more than 300,000 votes cast since May.

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