Park rendering of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground. (City of Langford)

Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground planned for City Centre Park

West Shore Rotary to raise $200,000 with fundraisers and grant requests

Langford is setting aside park space for a memorial playground in Westhills.

The Sarah Beckett Memorial playground will be located next to the City Centre Park Stadium and is scheduled to open Aug. 24.

ALSO READ: West Shore Rotary Lobsterfest raises over $20,000 for memorial playground

The West Shore Rotary Club is currently raising funds and pursuing grants to help reach the $250,000 goal needed to buy the playground equipment for the memorial park.

ALSO READ: Annual memorial run honours fallen West Shore RCMP constable

The park will consist of an area for two- to five-year-olds and an adjacent area for five- to 12-year-olds.

The Rotary recently raised over $20,000 for the equipment from this year’s West Shore Lobsterfest.

West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett, a mother of two, was killed in April 2016 in the line of duty after her cruiser was struck by a drunk diver in a Langford intersection.

ALSO READ: Driver convicted in death of Const. Sarah Beckett granted partial parole

swikar.oli@goldstreamgazette.com


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