Schools in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam will be able to build new playgrounds for students in the coming months thanks to new provincial grants announced over the weekend.
The province will provide $125,000 in funding for playground equipment for Porter Street elementary in Coquitlam and Cedar Drive elementary in Port Coquitlam through its $5 million Playground Equipment Program (PEP), now in its third year.
The funding announced is $25,000 more than schools received in previous years. It comes as schools plan more outdoor activity and expect to hold more classes outdoors to promote health and reduce the spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement was made just prior to Monday's provincial election call.