MEDICINE HAT, AB, June 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Blue Imp Recreational Products
is pleased to announce the winners of their recently concluded "Wee
Play Contest". A total of 106 schools, communities and child care
centres from across Canada entered the contest to win one of two play
systems valued at over $20,000. Winners were determined by the highest
number of votes.
Blue Imp was so moved by the hard work of the contestants and the
tremendous community support they received that the company decided to
award three major prizes instead of two.
"We were excited to see the interest our promotion received from across
the country," said Blue Imp executive Verna Scott. "The contest
involved generating public support and our entrants did just that. The
final count was so close that we felt we should award three prizes
instead of two. This means another group will receive a play structure
that meets their needs and will benefit the community for years to
Duke of Cambridge Public School in Bowmanville, Ontario, received almost
9,000 votes to win the Wee Move play structure. The community is
thrilled that young students will have a structure to play on when
their new school opens in fall. Manufactured by Blue Imp in Canada, the
Wee Move prize features colourful slides and climbers designed to
promote physical activity and social interaction for children aged 2 to
Coming in a very close second with more than 8,700 votes was Wood
Mountain Regional Park in southern Saskatchewan. Because the vote was
so close and the effort so great, Blue Imp decided to award Wood
Mountain a major prize. The Blue Imp play structure they will receive
is well-suited to a park setting with climbing and sliding activities
for ages 2-12.
Medstead Central School in Medstead, Saskatchewan garnered the third
highest number of votes in the contest and was awarded the Poddely
system. Poddely is a highly versatile large-scale loose-piece play
system and is an effective learning resource for ages 2-12.
"The contest confirmed that there is a great need for play equipment
across Canada," stated Scott. The number of entries and voter support
demonstrated that communities are prepared to go to great lengths to
provide children with the play equipment they deserve."
About Blue Imp:
Blue Imp Recreational Products is a Canadian family-owned business that
has been designing and manufacturing playground equipment for four
generations. The company represents one of the few longstanding
Canadian companies to serve the educational, recreation and municipal
markets in Canada with playground structures, park amenities and
outdoor fitness equipment.
SOURCE: Blue Imp Recreational Products Ltd.
For further information:
Verna Scott, Executive, Blue Imp Recreational Products
Phone: 1-800-661-1462 Ext. 227