It’s summer and it’s time to get your hands dirty!
Projects in Place (PIPS) and the Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres (VSOCC) are partnering again to upgrade a number of VSOCC’s children’s playgrounds to provide more natural environments; develop gardens for the children to grow food to be used in their daily meals; and implement a recycling and composting program.
Our next project build event will be held at Dorothy Lam Children’s Centre on the weekend of June 26/27/28, and you’re invited to help us build something special!! Dorothy Lam Children’s Centre is located next to the much loved David Lam Park and RoundHouse Community Centre, and helps make our downtown more family-friendly for its residents and provide much needed childcare services for workplace parents.
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Here’s what the design looks like right now:
Friday, June 26th is delivery day, where we will be unloading supplies and setting up for the weekend build. We will need a few helping hands Friday afternoon.
Saturday, June 27th is Build Day #1, where we will be building planters, a sandbox, a stage deck, a bench, interactive playstations, fixing a pirate ship climber and painting. We will need a bunch of volunteers to help us build these, and a few team leaders with previous carpentry experience will be helpful.
Sunday June 28th is Build Day #2, where we are continuing Saturday’s projects, painting and planting to finish any last remaining items and making sure the children’s centre is ready for the kids on Monday morning!
Note that we will proceed with the builds rain or shine (there will be protective cover on site) and that participants need to be at least 18 years of age.
Please come and join us. A good build event is the perfect way to kick start the summer season!!
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