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We desperately need your help!




Updated: May 28, 2024

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We are so blessed with such an amazing community! Because of the dedication, hard work, collaboration, communication, and generosity of the John Dearness community at large we have achieved and exceeded our goal!!

Thank you is just not big enough to describe the gratitude we all feel!

None of this was possible without the generosity of YOU! We have had so many people working tirelessly to put together fundraisers, reach out for donations, research and submit grant applications,

and make donations!

Fundraising will conclude on Friday, June 7th.

Please continue to support existing fundraisers until that time, including the raffle of an enticing yeti cooler at the JD BBQ, so that we can fully enrich our outdoor learning opportunities for our students.

The playground company has been contacted and we are on the list for installation to begin in August.

Words cannot express the overwhelming gratitude and thankfulness to this amazing community

for pulling together and making this happen in just under one year!

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Daphne & Eric Chapman - Silver

Douglas & Tori Wallace - Park Friend

London Police Association - Park Builder

John Dearness Public School Foundation - Silver

Sarah Kirshin-Neilans, Mark Neilans, Justine, and Ryan - Park Builder

The Ford Family - Silver

The Toms Family - Park Supporter

Anonymous - Park Community

Lauren & Alex Coates - Park Friend

Paul & Helen Pasko - Park Builder

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The Cheema Family - Park Supporter

Wallace Smith Law Firm - Platinum

The Zhang Family - Park Friend

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The McGill Family - Park Supporter

Paula Hodgson Realty - Park Supporter

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Jana Verbakel Leach - Park Supporter

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The Gibbons Family - Gold

Mary Ann & Fred Varkaris - Park Community

Bonnie & Bill Neaves - Park Community

Beverly Peacock & Dave Thaler - Park Community

Jean & Dennis Benest - Park Community

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The Bunce Family - Park Builder

Cassie & Dave Williamson - Park Community

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Canada Life - Bronze

Jennifer & Alvin Jesso - Park Community

John & Maureen Dragasevich - Park Supporter

The Sheare & McLister Family - Park Supporter

The Sinclair Family - Silver

The Morrison Family - Park Builder

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The Mitchell Family - Park Friend

The Breadner Family, in honour of Mrs. Torres & Ms Rotsma - Park Community

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Heather & Greg Vitali - Park Friend

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Mrs. Clare Russell - Park Community

Susan & Brent Sterner - Silver

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On behalf of Lila Wighton’s birthday Party - Park Supporter

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The Carter Family - Park Supporter

The Gullo Family - Park Friend

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Family Skate Night Fundraiser - Park Community

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David & Jennifer Hocking - Park Community

Keith & Jennifer Vincent - Park Community

Justin Petrillo, Fiona Lovegrove & Sebastian Petrillo - Park Supporter

Canada Life in regonition of Jana Murphy’s volunteerism in the community - Bronze

Miggsie Fund - Lawson Foundation - Platinum

Westminster College Foundation - Platinum

London Community Foundation - Silver

Pete & Judy Smith - Park Supporter

Christine, Brent, Connor & Lily Link (Lily’s 6th Birthday Party) - Park Friend

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Gordon Hickey - Park Community

Adam & Janice Hall - Park Supporter

The Kuprowski Family - Gold

The Taylor Family - Bronze

Bonnie & Bill Sterling - Park Supporter

Ellen & Bob Hall - Park Supporter

The Kelly Family - Silver

Headley Lemonade Stand Crew! Lila & Patrick W, Maddie D, Stella & Everly P, Bennett S - Silver

Polar Plunge Fundraiser by Sheri Cappa - Park Builder

Declan Breadner’s Birthday Party - Park Community

The Park Family - Stella, Everly, Ashley & Jon - Gold

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Lula, Eli, Danuta & John McDonald - Park Friend

Sherril & Terry McDonald - Park Supporter

Grandma & Grandpa Mahabir - Park Community

The Douglas Family - Park Builder

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The Murphy Family - Park Builder

The Trotter Family - Park Builder

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Thomas Cooper - Park Community

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Dick & Maria Van Bart - Park Friend

The Keller & Tudor Family - Diamond

Dr. John & Donna McCormick - Park Builder

Aubrey, Jack & Grant Smith - Silver

The Galambos-Brown Family - Park Community

Family Movie Night Fundraiser - Park Builder

Casey’s Creative Kitchens - Park Builder

The Hall Family - Park Friend

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Updated: June 10, 2024

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Picture taken Aug 14, 2023




Kindergarten Playground

is about to be

has been

We knew it was coming and had begun planning. We have selected the new play structure, but ran out of time. Unfortunately, the structure was deemed unfit as of Aug 2023.

We must raise


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Will pay for

the new boundary frame

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School Community

Must come up with the funds to purchase the next equipment.

It will NOT be purchased by TVDSB

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The new playground equipment has been selected. We are now at the stage of raising funds to purchase it.

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We are seeking $70,000 in donations as we now have NO TIME and our Kindergarten students have

NO outdoor play structure.




  • Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 and greater
  • ALL donors will be listed in the opening ceremony brochure, featured in the school newsletter, and shared within the community
  • ALL donors to be recognized permanently on or near the playground, and on our donors page below. Stay tuned for more information.
  • Page of Resources below with PDF documents for approaching community or business to help
  • please send an email to and we will pick up your generous donation (via cheque)



Outdoor Toys in a Garden.


  • Although we are working diligently at raising money, in the meantime the Kindergarten students need outdoor play toys.
  • please send an email to and we will pick up your generous donation




  • If you can spare time to help us raise funds please contact us. All help is GREATLY appreciated!
  • please send an email to

Get in


Donations are accepted by cheque only at this time.

We will gladly pick up cheques, please email to make arrangements.

Please make cheques payable to:

John Dearness Public School

memo line: " Playground "

Cheques can be hand delivered or mailed to:

John Dearness Public School

555 Sanatorium Road

London, Ontario, Canada, N6H 3W6

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Thank You!

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Please feel free to download either PDF to reach out to businesses or community members to request donations.

Please email us prior to reaching out to businesses as we may have already contacted them, or they may have already donated!