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|Location:||188 Drake Street - Yaletown, Vancouver|
|Partners:||VSOCC-Vancouver Society of Children's Centres|
|Sponsors:||Donald's Market, Home Depot, Dick's Lumber, Urban Fare, Starbucks, Rock Solid, and Justin Morrison Photography. Scotiabank and Goldcorp Volunteers via the United Way Day of Caring Program.|
The Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres (VSOCC) and Projects in Place Society (PIPS) partnered a third time to redesign and build the outdoor play space at the Dorothy Lam Children's Centre. The goal of the project was 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.
The design focused on incorporating concepts of sustainability, food security and environmental conservation to help introduce children to these important concepts in a fun and interactive setting.
Our amazing volunteers were instrumental in realizing the playground design and worked hard all weekend cutting, sanding and painting wood; building planters, a sandbox, a stage deck, a bench, and interactive play stations; fixing a pirate ship climber; pushing wheelbarrows, hauling sand, planting a variety of new plants, and childminding cute little munchkins.
"The organizers and crew of Projects in Place have the knowledge and dedication to make beautiful transformations to support healthy living. They will inspire you with their knowledge as to "why we should have green spaces" and the right plants for you."