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Zip line installed at Veritas Catholic School playground in Terrace

Rotary Club of Terrace donated $20,000 to the project
Rotary Club of Terrace members from left to right: Tony deViveiros, former club president, Brian Downie, Sean Bujtas, current president. Veritas students from left to right: Grayson Raposo, Grade 3, Zoe Karrer, Grade 2, Addison Campbell, Grade 4 and Ella Biggs, Grade 1. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Students at Veritas Catholic School are enjoying a brand new playground zip line thanks to a sizeable donation from the Rotary Club of Terrace.

“It’s going to be used by the kids at school and obviously a lot of kids in the neighbourhood because it’s a well used playground, located right in the centre of town,” said Tony deViveiros, former rotary club president.

In total, the new installation had a price tag of approximately $25,000. The Rotary Club donated $20,000 to the project, and Veritas parents raised funds to cover the remaining cost.

Tamara Berg, Veritas principal, said that the school has been working to upgrade the playground for four years.

“Playgrounds are very expensive, it takes time,” she said, adding that the zip line is already a hit with students and even some teachers have tried it out.

Berg said the next playground project Veritas will be working towards is replacing the climbing structures. The diameter of the climbing bars are no longer up to code.

“It’s okay because it’s grandfathered in, but they have to be replaced,” Berg said.

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