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Gordon Bell High School Fundraising to Light Up Greenspace

October 23, 2014 3:07 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

Sports Field

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Gordon Bell High School has launched an ambitious fundraising drive to complete phase two of its greenspace for active living.

The school is aiming to raise $250,000 to light up the newly-dedicated “Panther Greenspace.”

“We have here a beautifully developed area for the use of students and community members,” said principal Arlene Skull. “We want to see it lit up to help lengthen the time in the day when we can safely be active in the space.”

The park isn’t used once the sun sets due to not having enough light for sporting activities.

“It would be great for kids to be able to see out there and play football after supper before it gets too cold,” said former student and athlete Jordan Knott.

Donations can be made to the Winnipeg School Division registered charity, Children’s Heritage Fund, for the Gordon Bell Greenspace. Tax receipts are issued for donations of $10 and higher.

Similar fundraising efforts turned what was once an empty lot into the current greenspace enjoyed by students.