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Mayor John Rodriguez Commissions St. David Catholic School Yard

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Mayor John Rodriguez (former Vice-Principal of St. David Catholic School) joins Roly Muzzatti, Superintendent of Education for the SCDSB along with students, parents, teachers and staff of St. David Catholic School in cutting the ribbon to officially unveil the school’s new playground. Representatives from the local business community that helped to support the project by providing supplies, services and expertise were also on hand for the grand opening.

June 4, 2007 - Students, parents, teachers and staff at St. David Catholic School could hardly contain their excitement as they waited for Mayor John Rodriguez to cut the ribbon that would officially announce the opening of their brand-new play ground and school yard recently. In
June 2006, St. David Catholic School was proclaimed the winner of the 'Ugliest School Yard Contest' and over the course of the last 12 months, the students, parents and staff at the school have worked alongside local suppliers and representatives from the Sudbury business community to re-green their playground.


As part of the winning package for the Ugliest Schoolyard, St. David received trees and shrubs, courtesy of Canadian Tire, Saturn of Sudbury provided a reading corner containing large trees, sod and benches with Hollandia Landscaping and CVRD INCO donating top soil for the project. ALLMAC Tree Service helped to plant the trees, sod and shrubbery.


The St. David entry was selected from fifteen schools that participated in the contest with the criteria consisting of submission of letters from the students, photos from staff, and a walkabout of the school by the panel of judges as to why their school should win the /Ugliest Schoolyard Contest./


St. David Catholic School would like to thank the following donor’s who made the re-greening school yard project possible; Saturn Sudbury, Canadian Tire, James St. John Landscape & Design, Freskiw Farms, CVRD INCO, Hollas Produce and Greenhouses, Hollandia Land & Environmental Solutions, Botanix Azilda Greenhouses, Brown’s Concrete, Gisele’s Greenhouses, Sudbury Horticultural Society, White Water Greenhouses & Yard Centre, Sudbury Master Gardeners, Adam & Eve Garden Centre,Ashley Landscape Supplies, WD Tree Removal, Southview Green Houses and Evans Lumber.

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