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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)

2015 ANNUAL REPORT

TSM’s annual report is now available.

2015 ANNUAL REPORT (PDF)

2017–2021 Program Plan Consultation

The 2017-2021 program plan consultation period is now closed. Thank you for responding!

We will be posting the new 2017 – 2021 program plan on May 1st, 2016 along with all stakeholder comments.

Recycling in Manitoba

View Global News Winnipeg Video, October 20, 2015

The winners of the 2015 Be Tire Smart Draw

Grand Prize

Jack McWhirter, Portage la Prairie – Set of four new tires and installation at any TSM registered Manitoba tire dealer to a maximum value of $2,000.00

Second Prize
Sandra Mirrlees, St. Francois Xavier – Recycled tire rubber products from a TSM registered recycler to a maximum value of $500.00

The following four lucky winners received Multi-Function Air Compressors:

Edward Chapman, Moose Lake
Raffaele Falcone, Winnipeg
Natasha Hobden, Winnipeg
Marni Wiseman, Winnipeg

Special Draw for a pair of Grey Cup tickets – Myra Mackie, Winnipeg

Winter Tire Campaign

Please view our media release here: Half of Drivers Outside Quebec Still Not on Winter Tires: Survey

TSM Summer Events

Visit the TSM booth at the following events this summer, and pick yourself up a free tire gauge and tread wear indicator.

June 28 – Miami Fair and Rodeo – Miami
June 29 – Winnipeg River Car Club Canada Day Parade and Car Show – Lac du Bonnet

July 1 – Assiniboia Downs – Winnipeg
July 5 – Craft and Trade Show – Gimli
July 6 – Summer Fest – Dominion City
July 12 – Fun Fest Street Market – Minnedosa
July 13 – Assiniboine Valley Run – Brandon
July 18-19 – Summer Fest – St. Agathe
July 20 – Henry Ford Birthday Car Show – Winnipeg
July 25-27 – Sunflower Festival – Altona
July 30 – Northland Ford Sales Ltd. – The Pas
July 31 – Canadian Tire #640 – Flin Flon

August 1 – Brady Tire and Auto – Swan River
August 3 – River City Rumble – Winnipeg
August 9 – Portage Potato Festival – Portage la Prairie
August 10 – Pioneer Village Heritage Days – Beausejour
August 15-17 – BBQ & Blues Festival – Winnipeg
August 22 – 24 – Corn and Apple – Morden
September 6 – Sherbrook Street Festival
September 7 – Virtuosi Concert – Winnipeg
November 8-9 – Virtuosi Concert – Winnipeg

 

More events will be posted as they become finalized.

See you there!

Conquer the cold: Get a grip in all winter driving conditions

Winter tires offer a dramatic improvement in driver control and traction in all cold-weather road conditions when temperatures fall below 7°C.

RACTire makers are encouraging motorists to get the facts about winter tires and to carefully consider the safety and performance benefits that today’s high-tech winter tires offer in all cold-weather road conditions.

A trailblazing report from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) cites extensive research that shows that winter tires deliver superior traction, cornering and braking whether the cold-weather road surface is dry, snow covered, icy or slushy.

  • Better traction, shorter stopping distances
  • Winter tires save lives, reduce collisions
  • Proper tire inflation

Read the full TIRF press release (PDF)
Read the complete TIRF report