A popular playground at Frank L. Bowser school in Riverview is being rebuilt and renamed in honour of inspiring teen Becca Schofield who passed away from cancer this year.
Her mother Anne spoke at Monday’s announcement, reflecting on the happy times they spent as a family in the All World Super Play Park.
“Moments filled with joy, filled with laughter,” says Schofield. “Rebecca would be so proud to know that the park is being rebuilt knowing that other children and families will be able to make life long friends here, that memories will be made, that they will find joy in the moments.”
The existing 24 year old wooden structure is being replaced and a $650,000 fundraising campaign is underway.
The new park will feature an accessible safety surface, and components for children of all abilities – it will be called the Rebecca Schofield All World Super Play Park.
When the courageous teen was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she launched a campaign to encourage people to do random acts of kindness.
That campaign grew into a social media presence with the ‘beccatoldmeto’ hashtag which went global.