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$120,000 for Clearwater teacher memorial

Raft River Elementary School received $120,000 in funding to help build a memorial playground.
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January 28, 2014 - 10:28 AM

KAMLOOPS — A memorial playground in honour of teachers Courtney and Skye Buck has received $120,000 as one of the grand prize winners of the Aviva Community Fund.

The Bucks were teachers at Raft River Elementary School when they were both killed, along with their unborn son, in a car accident in December 2012. The community considers the Bucks local heroes that were always there for the kids and decided to honour the young teachers by creating a real playground at the school.

The Parent Advisory Committee submitted the project-which includes new playground equipment, court areas, sitting areas and greenscaping-to the contest Sept. 24 and it quickly gained momentum, earning enough votes to move on in each round of voting.

This morning the program announced the winners in each of the categories and the Raft River playground project was named as one of the grand prize winners, earning $120,000 in the large project category.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

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