My World, an indoor playground, to open next month in Yellowknife

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My World, an indoor playground on Old Airport Road, is currently under construction and could open in December. Ezra Black/NNSL photo

A new 2,800-square-foot indoor playground in Yellowknife could be opening before Christmas.

“I want to provide a special place for little kids to play,” said Fannie Zhong, an educator and businesswoman who is opening My World Children’s Entertainment Playground.

My World is located next to Clark Builders in the Diamond Field Plaza on Old Airport Road.

Zhong said she’s aiming to open in late December, provided construction remains on schedule.

At My World kids will be able to climb on a massive jungle gym, enjoy drawing and painting or play a number of games with the help of wall-mounted projectors, said Zhong.

Parents will be provided with an area for reading or resting, she said.

At first, Zhong wanted to open a gym in Yellowknife but changed her mind when she noticed the city lacked an indoor playground.

“I’m so excited,” said Zhong. “I’m a teacher in China, I used to be an art teacher in an elementary school and I like kids.”

Zhong said she also gained managerial experience while working at her family’s shipping management company in China.

Admission will be $30 for a two-hour session. Zhong is in the process of making a schedule for parents and the venue will be able to host birthday parties, she said.

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