It is pretty amazing to watch a playspace come alive with
The Ridgeview sportcourt has been a work in progress. It wasn’t until this past summer that
construction on the sportcourt began.
However, well before the ground was broken, planning and
fundraising was long in the works. Funded in partnership with the school district, Ridgeview
parent fundraising and the grade 7 class of 2015, the sportcourt was
refurbished and revitalized.
Combined with a little sunshine this week, and with defined
game areas painted on the court, this playspace came alive with student
activity. The two basketball
courts, four 4-square and tetherball courts, and hopscotch spaces were all in
use. Combined with the forest and
creek playspace, the swings and play structure, expansive field spaces, and
strategically installed benches, Ridgeview students have a lot of choice at
It is important to note that a project this size is
expansive…and expensive! It is
through the collaboration of District and School that a project of this
magnitude is realized.
Parents, your participation, leadership and financial
support of school activities have helped to raise the funds for this
playspace. Your volunteer hours
for hot lunch, Halloween Skate, MayFair, and Gala events among other activities
all combine to financially support this project.
The grade 7 class of 2015 also saw the importance of
revitalizing the sportcourt and through many fundraising activities hosted
through the year (bake sales, car washes, spirit activities) raised enough to
contribute to the painting and logo creation of the large basketball court. Branding the court with the school logo
and name is commitment to school pride and an investment for future Ridgeview
And of course, sizable financial support and coordination of
this project by West Vancouver Schools Facilities has been absolutely necessary
to the realization of the sportcourt project.
Thank you and congratulations to students, parents, and our
West Vancouver partners for making the sportcourt project come to life! Creating a legacy for future students is truly a colloborative effort.