On September 28th during their recent visit to Canada, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Princess Catherine, spent part of an afternoon in Carcross, Yukon. Their visit allowed them to meet members of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation and to learn about recent economic development projects aimed at attracting tourists to the scenic area. They were entertained by the children of Carcross who performed a “Raven Dance” in the centre of Carcross Commons with the playground recently completed by Earthscape as the backdrop to the event. After the performance, Will and Kate engaged with the children who had performed for them. The children were thrilled to show the Prince and Princess their new playscape as they scrambled up the log steppers into the playground tower.
Photo Credit: Twitter @byEmilyAndrews
The playspace at Carcross Commons brings together the vision of the Tagish First Nation community, the vast histories of the land, and research on children’s play experiences. It is an additional feature and attraction for children in this distinct and stunning landscape. Inspiration for the playground was drawn from local history, major landmarks and First Nations creation stories.
The Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre playground is set to open November 23, 2015. This therapeutic and accessible playground is a part of McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton and was designed in collaboration with Vertechs Designs of Toronto. The playground is designed to be used by children under the care of the multi-disciplinary team of specialists at the Centre. Themed to represent the City of Hamilton, playground elements represent the colourful trees of Cootes Paradise, steel smoke stacks and iconic bridges. For more photos and information, click here.
Earthscape is looking forward to attending the following upcoming events. Be sure to stop by and see us!
Date: October 19-22, 2018
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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