Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids is an all volunteer non-profit organization created to build community capacity on the grassroots level, while building playgrounds, skate parks and fitness parks across Canada. These projects leave a legacy of community members who are inspired and better equipped to lay a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Only 9 days until Build Day #2!!!

We still need volunteers for June 18th! Please click on the "Join the Effort" button on the side of the website or contact Terri Robbins 403-627-5412 if you want help signing up. It is sure to be a fabulous day that you will want to be a part of.
Items needed for build day:
mitre saw
drills/impact drivers (2 each)
wrench and ratchet sets
4' level (3-4)
Please call Terri at the above number or email at robbinst@telus.net if you are able to bring any of these items.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mexican Fiesta #2 another fundraising success!

Our final fundraiser brought in $25,000! This is the money we needed to complete our wish list. The generosity of our community continues to be overwhelming. A huge thanks to the Fiesta Committee: Lori Jo Ettenhofer, Patty Zoratti, Jennifer Parker, Jacqui Bruns and Jill Bruder who know how to plan a successful and extremely fun event. Another huge thanks to our donors. See side of website for a list of donors. It goes on and on....

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yahoo! Here Comes Phase 2!

After pondering and planning over the long winter, the playground organizing committee has settled on the following priorities:
  1. A play area designed for children with special needs including a rubber surfacing for wheelchair accessibility. There will be saucer swings, swing for kids with physical disabilities and activity panels that address sensory challenges.
  2. An outdoor fitness park which will include work out equipment that will withstand the elements. You will recognize the equipment as the outdoor version of the equipment you find at the gym!
  3. A concrete walkway around the perimeter of the playground to allow easier access for wheelchairs, strollers as well as a place for circuit training and walking or running.
  4. Shelter from the sun and wind.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The comittee saying thank you

June 26th BUILD DAY!

We have dedicated our playground to Mr. Hank Planger. Hank is a war hero who fought in the Devils Bergade an elite fighting force.


On June 18th we will once again join together as a community to build an outdoor fitness park and a play area designed for kids with special needs- this will include a rubber surfacing for wheelchair accessibility and activity panels that are helpful for kids with sensory needs. We are also assembling some sun shelter and hoping for wind protection. To complete our playground we will have a cement path around the perimeter of our entire playground. We will once again need all individuals to come together to make this a huge success! Click on Join the Effort today!

100 Volunteers (grown ups only) will be needed to assemble the new equipment, do a little painting and a little weeding and serve the food! After the new additions to our playground are assembled join us for a Community Festival from 2-4. Stay tuned for details on the festival activities. Fun to be had by all- BIG & small!