On March 7th, 2009 a Silent and Live Auction will be held at The Cove from 6:30 - 9:30p.m. with all proceeds going to the playground fund. With the build date of the playground for students at Rideau Vista fast approaching, we are encouraging the community to help support these last few FUNdraisers! Rideau Vista has joined the Let Them Be Kids foundation where for every 60 cents raised the LTBK foundation donates an incredible 40 cents. It has been a long time since the kids have had proper playground equipment to enjoy and the overwhelming cost of putting these structures in place have certainly made fundraising efforts at Rideau Vista the primary focus for the last few years. It will be wonderful to see things finally moving along and the build date of May 26th, 2009 will be a day to celebrate all of the work that has been accomplished by volunteers, students, staff and community members alike.
As a report back on this fantastic event - Rideau Vista Public School raised $8,200.00 with 40% more to be donated from Let Them Be Kids for the school playground! What a great night and incredible job done by all the parent volunteers, the parent council and everyone who came out to the Cove to support this fundraiser!