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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.
"Projects in Place Society has been responsible in maintaining our green roof since 2011. Our roof system is in excellent condition and on the many tours of my facility I have had many compliments on the roof. I can recommend projects in Place Society as a provider of service and knowledge in relation to the green roofing systems."