Quartier Vanier

Quartier Vanier

June 15, 2012 11:42 ET

Assumption Catholic School Broadcast Live Around the World

Vanier Merchants and Residents take part in the "one-day" playground structure build

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 15, 2012) - The Quartier Vanier Merchants Association (BIA) is pleased to support Build Day, this Saturday June 16 at Assumption Catholic School, located at 236 Levis Avenue in Vanier at the corner of Lajoie, off Montréal Road. More than 200 volunteers have already been recruited to help build structures, a community garden and a large mural.

Starting at 8 am, teachers, parents, students, residents, merchants, police officers, elected officials will all join forces to build in ONE DAY an entire new playground structure for the children and families of the Vanier Community.

Honorary Chair of the event, Senator Vern White, who introduced Luce Paradis, the principal of the school, to the LET THEM BE KIDS Foundation, an international fundraising organization that has matched every dollar raised by the school.

The Assumption Catholic School project will be broadcast live around the world on the World Wide Web. As a Let Them Be Kids community, this project is being featured on the LET THEM BE KIDS internet broadcast network. Anyone can follow the ONE DAY BUILD by tuning into www.ltbk.ca to watch and listen, live as the event unfolds.

Councillor Mathieu Fleury, of Ward 12 Rideau-Vanier, is pleased to take part. "It is great to see the community get together to make this project a reality. This really shows how the residents and businesses of Vanier together are making the community a better place. I continue to be amazed at the level of engagement and participation of our community."

The BIA is also excited and has supported the concept from inception with several merchants fundraising within their own businesses to help buy the equipment for Build Day. Suzanne Valiquet, executive director says: ""This event is an extraordinary tour de force for our area. Our Board of Management is proud of the initiatives taking place here. This is one more to add to the list making the Quartier Vanier a great place to work, live and play." Hair salons, dry cleaners, restaurants, car dealerships and funeral homes have all pitched in financially to contribute to the success of this major community event.

The playground should be done by 3:15 PM. Refreshments and lunch will be provided by Bobby's Table, a fine restaurant located on Montréal Rd.

Contact Information

  • Suzanne Valiquet
    Executive Director
    Quartier Vanier