Vancouver School Board cashes in by selling school playground to developer for ‘three times over asking’ [Parody (But Only Just)]

Vancouver’s real estate market has never been hotter, which is why the Vancouver School Board has decided to sell off the playground and soccer field at Lord Allison Junior High.

“We were getting offers three times over asking!”
– Howard Bleeth, Vice-Superintendent, Vancouver School Board

“It was a no brainer and it’s very exciting for us to finally, like everyone else in this city, get in the real estate game,” said Vice-Superintendent Howard Bleeth.

When asked if he was concerned about the well-being of the students at Lord Allison, Bleeth responded by saying: “Sure, it’s too bad these kids no longer have a playground to play on at recess, but ultimately they understand … they understand that this is Vancouver and nothing is more important than real estate.”

Peter Oldring spoke with Bleeth to learn about his plan to sell off more playgrounds and why he thinks gymnasiums might be the next hot sale.

Listen

– from ‘This is That’, Pat Kelly & Peter Olring, CBC, 10 Sept 2015

Some great lines:
“Sure, it’s too bad these kids no longer have a playground to play on at recess, but ultimately…they understand that this is Vancouver and nothing is more important than real estate.” – ed.

5 responses to “Vancouver School Board cashes in by selling school playground to developer for ‘three times over asking’ [Parody (But Only Just)]

  1. “they understand that this is Vancouver and nothing is more important than Real estate”…wow what shallow soulless place Vancouver has become.

    it must be horrible living there, in that kind of environment , in that kind of culture…
    SoCal is the place to be,…hows the weather in Vancouver these days

  2. Wasn’t there news recently that up to 30 schools would be closed in lower mainland due to lack of students?

  3. tired of your bickering

    Really VREAA? You don’t know this CBC radio show is a spoof?

  4. rod_jonsson_pmd

    pg: isn’t this the kind of thing that happens to dumps and landfills?
    uel: at the time it didn’t seem so bad. now i just feel cheap

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