Sherri Prankard (Wesley's Mom)

Help Wesley Build A Playground In KashechewanSherri Prankard (Wesley's Mom)


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  • To build a playground in every northern community without one
  • This grant will be used to put a playground in Kashechewan
  • Provide a safe place for kids to play
  • To bring awareness to the inequalities and conditions on reserves


The "Help Wesley Build A Playground In Kashechewan" project will provide a safe, clean playground for children who otherwise would never have the opportunity to play on a "real" play structure.
Wes doesn't think it's fair that he can walk to several playgrounds and recreational facilities, while there are kids in Canada who have never even seen a playground.
He is on a mission to "level the playing field" by putting a playground in every Northern community that doesn't have one.

With your support, his idea to build a playground in Attawapiskat won a 25,000 Pepsi Refresh grant. Now - it's time to help "Kash".
With a projected build date of June 2011, kids in Kashechewan will soon be playing on a brand-new play structure. 

Community Benefit

Most parents know the benefits of being able to let your kids play "at the park". The playground is where kids develop critical social skills, a sense of community and cooperation, learn motor skills and increase their physical activity levels. Sadly, many northern communities like Kashechewan don't have parks, playgrounds or recreational facilities. Many experts agree that the absence of safe outdoor recreational facilities and the boredom that follows is a key contributor to things like vandalism, arson, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and ultimately suicide. Help Wesley Build a Playground in Kashechewan

How will the $100K be used?

$ 80,000 Playground structure
$ 5,500 Shipping and construction
$ 11,500 Travel and lodging for 4
$ 3,000 Computer/software to administrate this and future projects

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