Immediate Release November 8, 2016
After two years of work Sugar Plum Tree Daycare has reopened.
In 2014 the Peace River Child Care Association was dealt a difficult blow with the sudden loss of their daycare centre. More substantially our community lost an important childcare resource.
Since that time the Association has helped to provide day home care as they have worked to build a newer and better facility. Their efforts are to be commended, their perseverance and resilience – this is what it means to be a community organization.
In addition to the Association’s drive there have been a number of community sponsors who have helped to make this project a reality, including the Town of Peace River. In 2015 Town Council in collaboration with Northern Sunrise County, agreed to expend $250,000 from the Joint Capital Fund to help the project go forward. The Joint Capital Fund is an annual fund setup between Northern Sunrise County and the Town of Peace River with the intention of providing funding to capital projects in the Town of Peace River the benefit both communities.
“Childcare is an important part of a community – ensuring there is a safe place for preschool and after school programs to provide care and growth is critical. This project is exactly the type of project that the Joint Capital Fund was setup to support and promote,” said Tom Tarpey, Mayor of Peace River.
Today is a celebration of perseverance and resilience and of community members who would like to tour the new facility can do so at 6:30pm. Follow the link below for details.
Related info: Peace River Daycare Association