SSTC Awards Grants to Five Recipients

Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation (SSTC) has awarded over 79 community grants as a way to encourage Saskatchewan communities and organizations to think green when planning projects and to consider using tire products made by Saskatchewan recyclers. The program awards eligible Saskatchewan-based communities and organizations up to $5,000 toward the purchase and installation of Saskatchewan-manufactured recycled rubber products. It has benefited communities across Saskatchewan through projects such as playgrounds, community sidewalks and skating rinks. This year the SSTC is proud to award grants to the following recipients: Dundurn Lions Club Community Spray Pad With the spray pad being one of the few recreational resources available in Dundurn, it is important to have an attractive and safe area for children and families to enjoy. The existing concrete will be covered with a green flecked rubber paving surface. Lakeland Early Learning Cooperative Childcare Center in Christopher Lake This outdoor project will reflect the environment and energy of its natural surroundings and will provide the 50 children with a safe environment to explore nature. The rubber Pour-in-Place pathway will connect trees, shrubs and natural play areas. Spiritwood Recreation Centre Landscaping Project With the Spiritwood Recreation facility being the center of the community, every resident will see the beautification of the landscaping using tree rings, pavers, edging and mulch all made from recycled rubber. Town of Fort Qu’Appelle Playground and Path Project This project will create a comfortable and accessible path connecting a splash park and playground area and will allow residents and visitors with walkers or wheelchairs accessibility. Rubber EcoBorder, Cobblestone rubber paving tiles and colored nugget will be used in this project. Watson Regional Daycare Centre Inc. Outdoor Play Area This early learning outdoor classroom will encourage children to discover how things grow and to encourage the recycling and reuse of various products that create sustainability. The rubber Pour-in-Place path will also provide accessibility to all children. For more information contact: Theresa McQuoid, Executive Director, (306)721-8470