TSBC HELPS PROVIDE NEW PLAYGROUND TO
VANCOUVER’S JOHN NORQUAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A grant of $29,000 was awarded to the school through TSBC’s Community Grant Program for the project’s use of innovative recycled rubber flooring. Through the Community Grant Program, TSBC awards matching funds up to $30,000 to projects throughout the province – at schools, community centres, municipalities, parks, playgrounds, arenas, athletic tracks, etc. – that use BC recycled rubber in their projects. To complete John Norquay’s project, Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver also provided all-new playground equipment to the school.
More than 60 million vehicle tires have been recycled in the province since 1991, when the scrap tire-recycling program was first launched. Other uses for BC recycled rubber include: outdoor fitness parks, water parks, trails, athletic tracks and synthetic turf fields. The 2013 Community Grant Program kept over 1.3 million pounds of rubber out of landfills by contributing more than $800,000.00 towards the use of crumb rubber in projects throughout the province.
|EVENT:||Official Playground Opening|
|LOCATION:||John Norquay Elementary School|
|4710 Slocan St. Vancouver, BC V5R 2A1|
|DATE:||Thursday, February 20|