Last week playground structures were delivered to the sites at Rochester/Gladstone housing project. Like IKEA furniture, it came with hundreds of pieces and thousands of colour-coded screws and bolts and flanges and washers and mysterious extra pieces.
The work was so meritorious, volunteers came from as far away as Beijing to spend a few hours working. Actually, the work crew from Beijing returned to painting the Chinatown Royal Arch later in the morning.
Allen key? Allen key! Who’s got the Allen key?? IKEA definitely has better instruction sheets.
Look for the Made in China tag; assembled in Canada by Chinese workers…
Evidence of a healthy and happy workplace where work is child’s play.
Many hands eventually make a roof.
Shovelling can be done in many conditions and circumstances.
A snakes and ladders sidewalk game is spray painted onto the pavement. Everyone breathe but don’t inhale!
Volunteers from St Luke’s and from St Mathias 32nd Brownie Pack
Mr Tilly could have been a sponsor, there were so many Tilly-style hats in evidence.
Children inspect the finished structure.
Many thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who worked to make Dalhousie a better place for their neighbours. Isn’t west side Ottawa just the best place to live?