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Surrey school finally gets playground two years after money for new equipment was stolen

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SURREY (NEWS 1130) – After around $30,000 earmarked for a new playground was stolen two years ago from a Parent Advisory Council in Surrey, the new equipment was finally unveiled this afternoon.

As NEWS 1130 first told you in September 2016, the PAC at École K.B. Woodward reported the missing money and a woman was later charged with theft.

PAC President Krystal Dumais says a donation from a developer means the ribbon was finally cut today.

“We really need to give Townline homes the recognition they deserve. We’re really thankful they stepped in and donated the $30,000,” she says, adding the people behind the massive donation are good people.

“After such sadness and heartache after everything that happened this is really just a celebration to let the kids know and let the community know that we’re in a better place and there’s positive outcome after all that happened.”

She says the students are very happy to finally have a new playground.

“I mean it’s got to be uplifting them for them as well. I know my kids were thrilled when the playground went in and actually seeing it get built after so many years of talking and saving and fundraising, right?”

The PAC had originally been saving for three years to get the money for the playground.