Mckay Playground Community Build Day!

It’s happening!

BCAA and the Mckay Street Park working group are hosting a Community Build Day – Sunday, March 4th to install the playground equipment, pour the concrete and get ‘er done for a shiny new playground!

We are looking for 30 volunteers total (unfortunately any more than that will mean that the park space is overcrowded and may hinder the pace of work).

  • Volunteers must be over 18 years of age, however we know that the kids want to be involved (and we want them to be, too!) so we will plan to have an activity for youth that day as well to compliment the Community Build Da
  • Food and beverages will be provided to volunteers
  • We are also looking for volunteers to watch over the site for 12 hours following the installation to prevent acts of vandalism and to allow the concrete to set properly without interference, so please let us know if this is something you may be interested in
  • We will be looking for folks to haul away a bit of debris (cardboard that carries the playground equipment) – so this is an additional duty that can be volunteered for
  • We are looking for a number of tools, that BCAA has provided – see below for the full list, and please indicate which, if any, tools you are willing or able to provide for the build day

If you are interested in signing up for the Community Build Day, or have equipment to lend for the day, please send your contact information (name, phone number, and email) to or call 778 361 4999 and speak to Veronika Stewart, Vice President of Transition Prince Rupert to sign up! Thank you all so much for your support so far, and to any volunteers in advance!

**Please note – at the end of the day on Sunday there will be several free wood pallets available.

Big thanks again to BCAA Play Here, Marcan Construction , Storey’s Excavating, Rupert Lawn and Garden for support for the playground and to the Port of Prince Rupert, DP World, Redesign Rupert, Northern Savings Credit Union, Kaien Anti Poverty Society, Rupert Wood and Steel, and the Northwest Community College for all of your in-kind and financial support for the Mckay Street project design process.

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