We were very excited to receive a gorgeous Silver Sponsor dragon boat paddle and a very special thank you from Dragon Boat Festival General Manager Ann Phelps after we helped the Festival go green!
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society, I wish to thank you for your sponsorship of the Rio Tinto Dragon Boat Festival. Without organizations like Urban Impact, the dragon boat festival would not enjoy the success it does today. We really appreciate everything you do.”
Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival General Manager Ann PhelpsPosted: July 11th, 2011
On Saturday, July 9, the Urban Impact Events and Festivals team was out in full force to help the Tour De Delta’s Brenco Criterium race go green. The Tour De Delta’s fast and furious Brenco Criterium took place in the historic fishing village of Ladner. This year’s Criterium was very exciting to all who attended- the cyclists manipulate the tight corners of the downtown core. The weekend brought more than 5000 spectators out to celebrate cycling excellence in Delta. We had the opportunity to watch the competitors complete lap after lap at breakneck speeds while they raced for cash prizes and valuable series points.
Urban Impact’s Zero Waste Stations were placed strategically around the race course to help spectators reduce waste going to the landfill. Visitors to Urban Impact’s tent had the opportunity to win prizes by shooting a ball into a basket or colouring our recycling trucks.
In the men’s race, Australian racer Tommy Nankervis made a surprise break from the pack midway through the 60th and final lap to win the Brenco Criterium. Karlee Gendron captured the women’s title in the inaugural MK Delta Lands Criterium in North Delta Friday. She then recovered from a nasty crash to rally and win the Brenco Criterium.Posted: July 4th, 2011
The people of Steveston have come together every year since 1945 to celebrate Canada’s birthday & the rich heritage of the community.
On July 1, Urban Impact helped the Steveston Community Society go green. The Steveston Salmon Festival is one of the largest non-profit Canada Day celebrations across the country! Over 70,000 people from across Richmond, Metro Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest attended the Canada Day Festival. Knowing that the Festival generates a lot of waste, Urban Impact reached out to the festival to help the festival go green. Urban Impact’s tent and hybrid recycling truck were surrounded by 10 strategically located Zero Waste Stations through out the festival grounds. The Urban Impact green team was on hand to service the busy stations and keep the waste from going to the landfill.
The day began with a parade through historic Steveston village, which featured over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, celebrities, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles & much more. Then, the Festival was officially kicked off at the Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage with dignitaries, speeches, & the singing of O Canada. Festival highlights included attractions such as the Japanese Cultural Show, Craft Fair, Trade Show, an awesome Children’s Festival, Mini Midway, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Youth Rock Fest, Food Fair plus an Art Show & Exhibit. The main attraction besides Manny Malhotra of the Canucks was the Salmon Festival’s world famous salmon barbecue where over 1200 pounds of wild salmon filets was grilled over open fire pits. This popular treat is a sell out every year!Posted: June 13th, 2011
Recognized as North America’s biggest and best, the 23rd annual Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver was a celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, attracting over 100,000 people and close to 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe.
The Festival began on Friday, June 11 with a colourful “Eye-dotting Ceremony”, and continued with two more days of non-stop entertainment on the World Beat Stage, fabulous food and shopping, and of course, world class and amateur dragon boat racing.
During the Festival, festival attendees were guided by Green Volunteers on how to recycle Paper and Cardboard, Mixed Containers and Compost by placing them in one of Urban Impact’s twelve Zero Waste Stations. We set up systems for composting and recycling, sorted and hauled every bag in our quest to achieve diversion rates of up to 80% and help make the Festival the greenest ever!