Monthly Archive for May, 2013

TSM HAS RELEASED ITS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT!

Key achievement for 2012 included:

  • recycling 12,875 tonnes of discarded tires and tubes into tire-derived aggregate, crumb rubber, blast mats, moulded and other products
  • an Eco-Fee reduction on the sale of new passenger/light truck category tires from $4.50 to $4.00
  • a new Manufacturing Incentive Program supporting recycled tire product manufacturing;
  • a new program video to raise public awareness and promote the program to Manitobans;
  • an expanded year-round Be Tire Smart community education and awareness campaign;
  • 14 Community Demonstration Grant Projects that used recycled tire products made from recycled Manitoba tires in community projects, and
  • 3 Tire Recycling Innovations Grant projects to develop rubber devulcanization technology, study Manitoba’s tire derived fuel (TDF) market and initiate a tire shred gasification project.

For more information please take a look at the 2012 Annual Report (PDF).

Tire Stewardship Manitoba Summer Events

Visit the Tire Stewardship Manitoba booth at the following community events this summer!

June 1-2, 2013 Hi Neighbour Festival – Transcona
June 7-8, 2013 Niverville Old Tyme Country Fair – Niverville
June 9, 2013 Cruising Down the Red – Winnipeg
June 12, 2013 Red River College Show and Shine 2013 – Winnipeg

June 13, 2013 Open House – St. Andrews

June 15, 2013 Lundar Agricultural Fair – Lundar
June 16, 2013 Oak Hammock Marsh Father’s Day Celebrations – Oak Hammock Marsh

June 18, 2013 Red River Exhibition – Winnipeg
June 19, 2013 Crescentwood Neighbourhood Family BBQ – Winnipeg
June 21, 2013 Bike to Work – The Forks – Winnipeg
June 22, 2013 Manitoba Highland Gathering – Selkirk
June 23, 2013 Manitoba Oldsmobile Car Club 2nd Annual Car Show – Headingley
July 1, 2013 Assiniboia Downs – Winnipeg
July 26-27, 2013 Manitoba Sunflower Festival – Altona
August 2-4, 2013 Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival – Dauphin
August 10, 2013 Portage Potato Festival – Portage la Prairie
August 11, 2013 3 & 83 Cruisers Show and Shine – Melita
August 17, 2013 Stonewall Quarry Days Parade – Stonewall
August 17-18, 2013 Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival – Winnipeg
August 23-25, 2013 Morden Corn and Apple Festival

TSM Sponsors Bike to School

Bike to School Day 2013Bike to School is run by a volunteer committee of cycling enthusiasts, with support from The W.R.E.N.C.H., Green Action Centre, Manitoba Public Insurance, The North West Company & Giant Tiger, Tire Stewardship Manitoba and Canadian Automobile Association.

2013 is the pilot year, and will see six schools participating in May. More than 1000 students ages Kindergarten to Grade 11 will learn about cycling by taking part in activities ranging from cycling demonstrations, route finding, bike polo, bike obstacle courses, group rides and mechanics training. Most events will be held at the school, although Maples Collegiate will be running their Bike to School programme at Assiniboine Park. Bike to School has also assisted in providing bike cages, bike racks, helmets and locks at some participating schools, and offered training for teachers through MPI’s Cycling Champion Course. Organizers hope to have more schools participate in the future, with the goal of inspiring cycling education and programming in schools year-round.

May 15- Maples Collegiate
May 27- Hugh John MacDonald
May 28-Wolseley School
May 29-Valley Gardens Middle School
May 30-Niji Mahkwa
May 31-Elmwood High School