Well, 112 to be exact.
But when we started planning last Saturday’s thank you party for Playground Builders’ donors, supporters, volunteers and directors it was with a mind to celebrate completion of the first 100 playgrounds constructed in areas of the war-torn Middle East and Afghanistan. In fewer than six years daily safe play has been provided for more than 250,000 children.
The party was an equal success, as usual made possible by the efforts and support of many wonderful people and organizations. As a result, we were all treated to excellent food, libations, and compelling talks from an Iraqi partner in attendance and via live Skype feed from Afghanistan.
Huge thanks for the contributions and helpful hosting of Scotiabank and their crew, Nesters and Whistler Brewery. Thanks also to D.J. Smokey (a.k.a. Eric Berger) and Whistler Blackcomb. Finally, a special thanks to Krystelle Leveque, who wrote and performed a special song for Playground Builders broadcast live to Afghanistan.
Onward to 200!