Happy Friday! Fridays are great days to kick-back and watch something fun. We have some really exciting playground projects in the works right now (stay tuned for details coming soon) but in the mean time, let’s flash back to a project that was both rewarding and fun. In 2011 Manny Malhotra, Dan Hamuis and their families in partnership with the Canucks for Kids Fund, Burnaby School District, and Habitat Systems Inc., came together to provide a playground to Edmonds School in Burnaby.
“It is on the playground where our students make their first friends and learn their first new word in English. It is also on the playground that our students learn the basics of good citizenship. They learn to take turns, to share, to work together and to solve problems peacefully. It’s where children learn that laughter sounds the same in every language.”
-David Starr, Principal at Edmonds Community School during the Playground Project in 2011
Check out the video below to take a trip back in time to this exciting project.
Municipalities around the world are looking at smart city technologies to manage their infrastructure.
Victor Stanley’s Relay litter receptacle technology continuously monitors fill levels and weight, sending an alert that indicates unusual fill level change and when spikes in weight occur. Victor Stanley’s technology also allows for the tracking of litter receptacles when their locations are moved. The Relay system provides valuable data that can help stop residential dumping and overflow.
This technology is a wonderful Smart City solution for British Columbia and Alberta municipalities. Other cities in Canada, such at Niagara Falls, are embracing this efficient Waste Management system.
These new playable art pieces are sure to be the talk of the town! Landscape Structures’ Alpha Link Towers allow kids to scale the outside or climb inside reaching the fully enclosed 12′ deck for an amazing view. The elevated crawl tunnel provides an up-high scramble from one tower to the other.
With the Smart Play: Nook and Loft came a new way for little ones to have fun on the playground. Landscape Structures has expanded on that idea with the Smart Play Centre. The addition of the Smart Play: Market Place and the Smart Play: Fire Station is exciting in itself, but being able to attach them to create the Smart Play Centre is truly innovative.
Landscape Structures knows that inclusive means more than accessible, and that’s why they’re proud to introduce the Sensory Tunnel. The tunnel gives kids of all abilities a sensory-rich experience filled with colour, light, and texture through a mix of materials. And yes, they’re accessible too!
The abstract, geometric designs of GeoPlex™ deliver climbing fun for kids ages 5 to 12. GeoPlex climbing panels come together in so many different ways—climbers, towers, towers with nets and more—to create endless patterns of visual and physical texture. Built-in hand- and foot-holds accommodate plenty of active kids and strategically placed holes provide excellent sightlines.