Skate and recycle for KidSport

Bring your small appliances and power tools to Rutland Arena this Saturday for recycling, instead of cash, then skate for free.

ElectroRecycle, BC’s small appliance and power tool recycling program, is sponsoring a public skate Saturday at Rutland Arena to help promote both the diversion of materials from landfills and waterways and to raise funds for KidSport.

“We really wanted to make a difference in Kelowna with a fundraising initiative that everyone could relate to,” saids Alicia Garside, community development coordinator at ReGeneration, the management organization behind  ElectroRecycle.

“Protecting the environment and encouraging an active lifestyle go hand in hand, so having the ability to raise funds for KidSport with something as easy as recycling broken or unwanted electrical appliances seemed like a great fit.”

To instill the recycling message, the ElectroRecycle Power Skate will charge a unique admission fee—residents are asked to bring their old or unwanted small appliances and power tools to Rutland Arena for recycling instead of cash.

For every kilogram of product collected ElectroRecycle will make a $1 donation to KidSport Kelowna, a charity dedicated to helping kids be able to afford to play organized sports. Those who bring in recyclable items skate for free.

“Keeping kids active in sport will promote healthy active lifestyles and recycling will help to keep our communities healthy places to live and play,”  said Cheryl Browne, chapter chair of KidSport Kelowna.

Recycling collection bins will be set up at Rutland Arena, 645 Dodd Rd., from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and the public skate will be from 1 to 3:15 p.m.

 

Just Posted

Community Leader Awards: Anja Dumas

The Kelowna Capital News puts the spotlight on community leaders with annual awards

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Blowing snow, slippery sections on Okanagan Connector

Compact snow, poor visibility on Highway 97 from Pennask Summitt to Brenda Mines.

IH adds immunization clinic Sunday in Kelowna

Drop-in meningococcal vaccination clinic on today at Community Health & Services Centre

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Family suspends search for missing Alberta couple, plane near Revelstoke

Due to bad weather, families of missing Albertan couple say they will resume in the spring

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

UBCO prof tests software to help cancer patients

Program may help those reluctant to engage ‘tough conversations’ in advance care planning

Broken de-icer delays flights at Kelowna airport

Passengers were on board for three hours Sunday waiting for departure to Vancouver

Canadian grocers make $3M per year from penny-rounding: UBC study

Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase out the copper coin

Well-known Canadian bird making a comeback

Once on the brink of extinction, the peregrine falcon no longer considered at risk in Canada.

Suzuki: Shine a light during dark times

People need to remain positive despite difficult and unpredictable political climate

Most Read