NEW PLAYGROUND for JOHN NORQUAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

TSBC HELPS PROVIDE NEW PLAYGROUND TO 
VANCOUVER’S JOHN NORQUAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Vancouver’s John Norquay Elementary School – which just celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2013 – held a grand opening ceremony for its brand new playground on Thursday, February 20 and Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) is proud to have been involved in the development of this project. The ceremonial opening will include an official ribbon cutting, a traditional Chinese lion dance, a blessing from an Aboriginal leader, and speeches from school officials.

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
TIME: 2:00 pm

 

Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) is a not-for-profit society formed to accept responsibility for the provincial scrap-tire recycling program. TSBC submitted its Stewardship Plan to the Ministry on August 17, 2006. Ministry approval was received on September 19, 2006. On January 1, 2007 TSBC launched the new scrap-tire recycling program replacing the government-run program that had been in place since 1991. For more information visit www.tirestewardshipbc.ca.

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