Hundreds of international university student volunteers from Kiwanis International and Circle K International worked rain and shine to build two new playgrounds for the students of Laurier Elementary and Annex schools.
The playgrounds are welcome additions for parents and students in the Marpole neighborhood and have replaced the schools' aged wooden playgrounds with colorful and innovative play structures. Delano, Minnesota based Landscape Structures manufactured the playgrounds, which include a design to offer more challenging play experiences for students at the elementary and an inclusive-focused play space at the annex.
Volunteers from Kiwanis and Circle K International were in Vancouver for the volunteer event as part of their annual conventions. The new playground came to fruition as part of the volunteer organizations' annual large scale service project done each year for Circle K members to give back to the host city of their convention. Hundreds of visiting volunteers lent their hands in the construction of the playgrounds.