Mom’s memory honored with new play equipment
“I’m so glad it went so well. I just can’t express how much I appreciate it, ”he said.
Smith recalled many nights he and Dontauy came to school and played in the gym, while Chantel attended CSC meetings. Aunt Elaine Ross of Chantel drove from Muskoday First Nation to attend Friday’s unveiling ceremony.
“She taught me, to me and to others around her, that life is so fragile, so precious and so unpredictable and that we must therefore live it as we do now because every day is a gift”, she declared.
Recognizing Chantel’s passion and dedication, director Art Feher said the playground equipment was the perfect way to honor her memory.
“She was a strong advocate for children, a strong advocate for school and would always do anything to make school a better place,” he said.
The fundraising for the playground equipment began a little over two years ago and the goal was $ 15,000.
“Knowing where it was going, we collected this money in a very short period of time,” Feher said.
In addition to play equipment, a new disc golf course was also installed on the school grounds at a cost of $ 3,000.
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