Blais delivers $15,000 for Alain Fortin elementary school

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Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais delivered a cheque for $15,000 to the Parents’ Council at Alain Fortin Catholic Elementary School for the construction of two play structures.

“Our schools are community assets,” says Blais. “These new play structures will promote physical activity and provide our children one more place where they can just be kids!”

The funding for two play structures is part of the City of Ottawa’s Community Partnership Major Capital Program.

With the generous support of the City of Ottawa the community has raised close to $50,000

“The parent community worked very hard to make this project a reality,” says Alain Gonthier, President of the Alain-Fortin School Council. “This financial support from the City of Ottawa will help ensure our children have access to a livable community.

The Community Partnership Major Capital Program is an initiative to fund improvements and additions to facilities related to parks and recreation and community resource centres on a cost-sharing basis between the City and community groups.

“The parents deserve so much credit for their tireless efforts to improving the community for our children,” adds Blais. “This is the kind of dedication that turns a combinations of homes and streets into a community.”

The play structures will ready in time for the new school year this coming fall 2011.