Viscount is extremely excited to be part of “The Great 8”!
The Village of Viscount has a population of less than 200 people and 110 children in our school. We have just started our fundraising journey and need to reach $114,000 for a large play structure. Our goal is to have a new structure installed by Summer 2019! For our community, this is a large endeavor, but we are sure that we can meet this goal!
In the fall of 2017, our large playground structure was removed from the school ground due to being unsafe and unrepairable. Currently we have some small pieces of equipment such as swings and monkey bars, that are left for the children to play with during school, after school and at community events. In our community, the school is used as the community hall and is used by surrounding communities for special events. New equipment would be used by children from Viscount, Meacham, Young, Plunkett and surrounding farm families. With a new playground structure on school grounds, children would have accessibility to safe and appropriate structures to help develop their gross motor skills and to do what kids do best, PLAY! Without playground equipment, children do not have a safe place to play before, during or after school hours, as well as on summer vacation and holidays. The town currently has installed a new park that is focused towards toddlers but does not have equipment meant for children over the age of 5.
We are excited to have been chosen as one of “The Great 8”. We are incredibly thankful to Bolt FM, Discover Humboldt and Nutrien for choosing and highlight our community.