NEWS & MEDIA

  • GRANT PROGRAM ENCOURAGES INNOVATIVE PROJECTS USING MANITOBA RECYCLED TIRES

    Tire Stewardship Manitoba’s (TSM) Community Demonstration and Innovations Grant Program offers up to $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 in matching grant funding levels to support projects using recycled Manitoba tires by local governments, industry, community and youth groups, post-secondary and non-profit research institutions, Aboriginal organizations, and First Nation communities in the province.

    Every year, Manitobans discard the material equivalent of 1.8 million passenger tires. TSM, a non-profit organization, takes responsibility for managing the recycling and environmentally sound disposal of these tires on behalf of tire retailers in Manitoba. TSM Executive Director Brett Eckstein calls the grant program “an opportunity for Manitoba communities to benefit from the recycled tire products being made in Manitoba.”

    “While a lot of our approved projects involve safe surfaces for children’s playgrounds, walkways, and landscaping materials, we always encourage any project that finds new, innovative ways to reuse tires” says Eckstein.

    Eligible projects must demonstrate innovative use of a variety of recycled products, be environmentally and ecologically sound, and involve youth where possible.

    Download the Application (PDF)
    Download the Press Release (PDF)

  • BE TIRE SMART CAMPAIGN SUMMER EVENTS

    Upcoming events for Tire Stewardship:

    June 4 – 6 Hi Neighbour Festival – Transcona

    June 7 Sustainability Day – Assiniboine Park

    June 10-11 Niverville Fair

    June 12 Cruising the Island – Portage la Prairie

    June 16 Children Family Picnic – The Forks

    June 17-18 Wheels and Chrome – Ste. Rose du Lac

    June 19 Oldsmobile Club Car Show – Headingley

    June 20 Bike to Work Week breakfast – Misericordia Hospital pit stop

    June 24-26 Nickel Days – Thompson

    July 1 Canada Day Festivities – Assiniboia Downs

    July 10 Assiniboine Valley Run – Brandon

    July 15 – 17 Board Walk Days – Winnipeg Beach

    July 22 – 24 Sunflower Festival – Altona

    July 28 Annual Street Fair – Dauphin

    July 30 – August 1 Icelandic Festival – Gimli

    August 6 Carrick Days – Carrick

    August 12 – 14 Harvest Festival – Winkler

    August 19 – 21 Quarry Days – Stonewall

    August 27 – 28 Corn and Apple Festival – Morden

  • 2017 – 2021 PROGRAM PLAN

    TSM’s 2017 – 2021 Program Plan along with all stakeholder comments is now available.

    2017 – 2021 PROGRAM PLAN (PDF)