Announcing our 2023/24 Community Grant Program Recipients
27,921 scrap tires to be used in 10 newly granted BC community projects
We are pleased to announce that 10 BC organizations will receive TSBC community grants to begin, or complete community projects that utilize BC recycled tires, including rubber surfacing for splash pads, playgrounds and accessible swings. Completed projects will be open to all members of the public and in total, 27,921 scrap tires will be used.
Related: Check out this feature story about the TSBC community grant program on CityNews Vancouver
Arena flooring in Quesnel made using recycled rubber from BC tires
“We are thrilled that we are able to help these cities and organizations through our TSBC 2023 Community Grant Program and we know these projects will benefit from the inclusion of BC recycled scrap tires,” said Rosemary Sutton, TSBC Executive Director. “Rubberized surfacing can be coloured, and is durable and low maintenance, which makes it a desirable choice for running tracks, waterparks, walkways and gathering areas as well as playgrounds.”
2023 TSBC Community Grant Recipients
|Organization||Project Name||City||# of Recycled Tires to be Used|
|District of Saanich||Rutledge Park Playground & Splashpad||Saanich||3,103|
|Town of Osoyoos||Lions Park Playground||Osoyoos||831|
|Vancouver Park Board||Oppenheimer Park Playground Renewal||Vancouver||2,767|
|District of North Saanich||Jubilee Park Playground||North Saanich||3,366 |
|Evergreen Independent School||Playful Places for Everyone||Cobble Hill||1,670 |
|Frank J Michell Elementary School||Playground||Sparwood||8,713|
|City of Prince George||KIN 3 Arena – Dressing Rooms/Hallways/Washrooms/Referee Room flooring||Prince George||1,457|
|District of North Vancouver||Delbrook Lands Neighbourhood Park Playground||North Vancouver||2,472|
The TSBC community grant program supports municipalities, registered non-profit community groups or organizations, schools, and First Nations and Métis settlements that are building or upgrading their facilities utilizing recycled tire products. To date, TSBC has given out nearly $6 million dollars in community grants, funding 300+ projects.
B.C.’s scrap tire program has been recycling tires for over 30 years, and it is the oldest recycling program in Canada. Since the scrap tire recycling program was first established in BC in 1991, over 100 million tires have been recycled in the province. For a complete list of last year’s grant recipients, please visit this page.