Announcing our 2023/24 Community Grant Program Recipients - Tire Stewardship BC

Announcing our 2023/24 Community Grant Program Recipients

Announcing our 2023/24 Community Grant Program Recipients

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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 

OrganizationProject NameCity# of Recycled Tires to be Used
District of SaanichRutledge Park Playground & Splashpad Saanich3,103
Town of OsoyoosLions Park Playground Osoyoos831
Vancouver Park BoardOppenheimer Park Playground RenewalVancouver2,767
District of North SaanichJubilee Park Playground North Saanich3,366 
Evergreen Independent SchoolPlayful Places for EveryoneCobble Hill1,670 
Elementary School 
Playground Squamish530
Frank J Michell Elementary SchoolPlayground Sparwood8,713
Wix-Brown ElementaryPlayground Langley3,011
City of Prince GeorgeKIN 3 Arena – Dressing Rooms/Hallways/Washrooms/Referee Room flooringPrince George1,457
District of North VancouverDelbrook Lands Neighbourhood Park PlaygroundNorth Vancouver2,472

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.

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Callandre Peters

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