Christmas Festival of Lights to put sparkle in playground project

Gibsons Elementary School

This holiday season, the annual Tim Hortons and Wendy’s Christmas Festival of Lights is aiming to put a special sparkle into Gibsons Elementary’s playground project.

This year, the Gibsons Elementary School’s playground fund – which will go towards completing a disabled-accessible playground at the new school – is the lucky recipient of sponsorship funds from the annual Christmas fundraiser for community organizations.

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It couldn’t come at a better time. Moms and dads who are part of Gibsons Elementary School’s parent advisory council have been working hard to raise money to complete the playground for the past four years.

Recently, the school got the great news it has been awarded a federal grant to help complete the project. But that also comes with a deadline – the playground must now be finished within one year.

Parents are working to raise enough money to complete the project – buying additional pieces of accessible playground equipment and installing a rubberized surface – before the next school year begins.

What better way to help out than by taking part in an annual Gibsons Christmas tradition?

Help put some sparkle in the holiday season by sponsoring a tree, donating to the playground fund or coming out for the kids who will take part in the opening ceremonies on Sunday, Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The lights go on at 6 p.m. sharp.

For more information on sponsoring a tree or taking part, please contact Kim McEachren, chair of the Gibsons Elementary School’s parent advisory council, at 604-741-3503 or

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