Mckay Playground Community Build Day!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Featured, News, placemaking, Projects | 0 comments

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 transitionprincerupert@gmail.com 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.

Transition’s 2017 Annual Report

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Featured, News, Projects | 0 comments

Transition’s 2017 Annual Report

Want to know what Transition Prince Rupert got up to in 2017? Check out our Annual Report! Last year our board was primarily focussed on the Mckay Street Park project – after finalizing a design in Spring – and with HUGE support from the community – we were able to win $100,000 in funds towards the development of a playground on the site.

You may notice in our financial statements this year that $100,000 isn’t represented – that’s because BCAA administers the funds themselves, which are used to purchase equipment and fund a community install day. Transition Prince Rupert, KAPs and the Mckay Street working group worked to get the remaining costs donated in-kind (namely clearing and grading of the site) by Marcan, Storey’s Excavating, and trees from Rupert Lawn and Garden.

We are so excited to see this project getting off the ground! And thank you to all who voted, donated, and supported this project. See below for our full 2017 Annual Report, including financial information. 

TPRS Annual Report 2017 

Vote for us in the BCAA Play Here competition for Mckay Street Park!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Featured, News, placemaking, Programs, Projects | Comments Off on Vote for us in the BCAA Play Here competition for Mckay Street Park!

Vote for us in the BCAA Play Here competition for Mckay Street Park!

Help us win up to $100,000 to help support the redevelopment of Mckay Street Park! These funds will not cover the full proposed design, but will get us well on our way – allowing us to clear the park grounds and implement a play and picnic area. You can vote online 4X a day until June 18th through your various online accounts (via Facebook, Twitter, Google, and email accounts).  Vote by clicking the following link, scroll down to Mckay Street Park, and click the bottom right hand corner where it says ‘vote’ to help us make this park a reality! : https://www.bcaaplayhere.com/ 

 

In addition, Global TV is interviewing all the communities who are finalists for the BCAA Play Here grant (and yay, we are doing pretty well keeping up on votes – so keep at it!!!). They are doing a TV interview Wednesday, May 31st at 8:15 am in front of Mckay Street Park. They are getting us to Skype in – and they want to see how well this park project is supported. Let’s show them what we’ve got!! Veronika Stewart, VP of Transition PR will be at the park starting at 8 am – if we can rally as many kids, residents from the neighbourhood and Prince Rupert as a whole – we can really show them that we want/need this money! 

Mckay Street Park Fundraising Begins

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Mckay Street Park Fundraising Begins

Mckay Street Park Fundraising Begins

The conceptual designs for the Mckay Street Park revitalization project are now finished – now it’s time to get to work fundraising to make this park a reality! On behalf of the Mckay Street Park steering committee, Transition Prince Rupert has started a gofundme page  to begin to gather funds to start clearing the site and make small improvements as we apply for grants and to private donors for the bigger park components. 

A big thank you to all the organizations who have supported and guided the project so far! Kaien Anti Poverty Society, the Ministerial Association, Transition Prince Rupert, Northern Health, Bahai Youth Empowerment Group, Salmonberry Trading, Success by 6, the City of Prince Rupert, City Repair and their design team, Northern Savings Credit Union, and Northwest Community College. Also – to those organizations who sponsored the design – the Port of Prince Rupert, Redesign Rupert, DP World, and Rupert Wood and Steel for lending their expertise to the design team for cost estimating

Placemaking a Prince Rupert hit!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Featured, News, placemaking, Programs, Projects | Comments Off on Placemaking a Prince Rupert hit!

Placemaking a Prince Rupert hit!
A wide range of community members came together to learn about Placemaking from Portland’s City Repair project.
Organized by Transition Prince Rupert, over 45 representatives from across Prince Rupert – City staff, Councillors, and a range of community organizations and individuals came together this weekend to learn about Placemaking from Portland’s City Repair initiative. The public talk on Friday night was also attended by over 200 residents. It was truly inspiring to see how people came together to re-imagine their neighbourhoods and beyond. As an organization, Transition Prince Rupert is happy to see the concept of placemaking taking hold in our beautiful little community.
For more information on the work of City Repair, check out this TED talk given by founder Mark Lakeman.

For more information about how you can be involved, contact us at Transition Prince Rupert at transitionprincerupert@gmail.com.

2016 Coastal Gardening Series

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Featured, Food, News, Programs, Projects | Comments Off on 2016 Coastal Gardening Series

2016 Coastal Gardening Series

It’s getting medicineretails.com to be that time again, folks. Are you interested in learning more about how you can create a beautiful and productive garden in our climate? Or already have a green thumb and want to learn some new tricks? Check out this year’s gardening talk and workshop schedule! More information to come once details are confirmed.

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Mckay Street Park Design Event

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Featured, Food, News, placemaking, Programs, Projects | Comments Off on Mckay Street Park Design Event

Mckay Street Park Design Event

Tell the designers for the Mckay Street Park what you think of their designs! After meetings with local youth and community members, there are 3 main design ideas for the park that will be shared at the event.

 

 

Your feedback will help decide what the park will look like!

DATE: September 14th
TIME: 3 pm – 6 pm
PLACE: In front of KAPs office (‘free store’) at the M’akola Mckay Street Housing development

**If you are unable to make this event, please be advised that we intend to have the display set up in a variety of locations around town, and are considering distributing an online survey as well. For a link to the online survey, check out our Facebook Page

We’d love to see you at this event – the whole community is welcome. Come out and share your opinion on the design concepts. These designs were developed by collecting feedback from local area residents and also through ideas collected from the Placemaking workshop held in January. With your feedback, this is a major first step in transforming the Mckay Street park into something magical for the neighbourhood and the community!

Once the designs are finalized, the next step will be to work as hard as we possibly can to get more sponsorship. We’d like to thank our current sponsors for the design portion of the project — DP World, the Port of Prince Rupert, Redesign Rupert and the City of Prince Rupert, as well as the designers–City Repair, Communitecture, and Caitlin Pope Daum Landscape Architecture for all of their hard work in making our ideas come to life. Not only that, but we’d like to thank Northern Saving Credit Union, BG Canada, and Northwest Community College, for helping to bring Mark Lakeman to Prince Rupert for the talk/workshops provided in January.

One more big thank you to our steering committee, who have helped push forward this project from the outset – Kaien Anti Poverty Society, the Bahai Fellowship, Prince Rupert Early Years, Salmonberry Trading and read more here the Ministerial Association for your input and support (Phewph! Sorry if we’ve missed anyone!). This is truly a team effort, and we can’t wait to get moving on making this dream a reality.

Hope to see you there!

 

 

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Placemaking at the Cow Bay Marina

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Featured, News, placemaking, Programs, Projects | Comments Off on Placemaking at the Cow Bay Marina

Placemaking at the Cow Bay Marina

At the request of the City and Cow Bay Marina, at the end of February, Transition Prince Rupert facilitated a small placemaking workshop to pick the brains of local boaters, relevant non-profits, and local businesses to look at opportunities for placemaking at the public breakwater. The intent of the workshop was to brainstorm some ideas around how to make the public breakwater an inviting, usable, and dynamic public space.  These recommendations also will take time and local energy to implement, but considering how much the space is already being used, we think the energy and potential is there for some very successful placemaking.

The report and it’s recommendations can be found here on our website: Cow Bay Marina – Placemaking – Report. If you have additional ideas regarding potential events/placemaking activities for the public dock, please contact the Cow Bay Marina Manager.

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Thank you very much to all who participated!

2015 Coastal Food and Gardening Series – From Planting to the Plate

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Featured, News, Programs, Projects | Comments Off on 2015 Coastal Food and Gardening Series – From Planting to the Plate

2015 Coastal Food and Gardening Series – From Planting to the Plate

Come learn more about gardening and food in Prince Rupert.  Presentations include topics on gardening, seed ordering, indigenous foods, permaculture, community gardens, urban agriculture, and more.  Hands-on workshops will give you a chance to try out planting techniques, container gardening, and hanging baskets.   All presentations are at 7:00 pm, room 155, in the Northwest Community College.  Workshop locations will be announced prior to the workshop events.coastal-gardening-series poster-2015

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Placemaking Workshop – January 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2016

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Featured, News, placemaking, Programs, Projects | Comments Off on Placemaking Workshop – January 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2016

Placemaking Workshop – January 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2016

Transition Prince Rupert members and residents of Prince Rupert are invited to attend “Placemaking Prince Rupert” – a workshop held by Mark Lakeman by Portland’s City Repair Project.

Public Talk: “The Village Lives: Placemaking & the Remaking of a Modern City”, Friday January 8th, 2016, from 7-9 pm at the Lester Centre of the Arts. Tickets are $15 and are available through the Lester Centre.

Weekend Workshop: “Placemaking Nuts & Bolt”, 2 days of hands-on learning Saturday, January 9th from 9 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, January 10th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  To viagrabuynow attend, register at Eventbrite. The corporate rate for the workshop is $260/person; and $160/person for public

Join other citizens in creating and improving public spaces, re-imagining them as the heart of our community.

To learn more about Mark Lakeman and the City Repair Project, check out his TED talk. 

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