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New Bike Racks for RETSD Schools

Donwood School
June 01, 2021

DSC_1251a.jpgJust in time for all this beautiful weather, Donwood School has had a newly fashioned bike rack installed in front of the school, and it has the name of the school in metal letters atop the rack. It took a group collaboration to make this impressive bike rack, and others, possible.

Gerald Hoorne, one of the welding teachers at Murdoch MacKay Collegiate, had his welding students build several of these bike racks for RETSD schools, with Green Action Centre's sustainable transportation program (featuring sustainable transportation co-ordinator Kris Kuzdub) helping with logistics and kick-starting the concept.

Funding provided by City of Winnipeg ward city councillors (Jeff Browaty, Shawn Nason, and Jason Schreyer) covered the cost of powder coating for all the racks. RETSD provided in-kind support from our maintenance department for delivery and installation of the racks (labour). And RETSD's Education for Sustainable Development budget helped cover material costs.

The other schools that have received racks are Angus McKay School, École Regent Park, Bernie Wolfe School, Valley Gardens Middle School, and Polson School. Thanks to all involved!

Photo: (Left to right) Teacher Julia Schroeder, vice principal Carla Williment, student, assistant superintendent Jason Drysdale, superintendent Kelly Barkman, teacher Amy Northcliffe, principal Darlene Martineau, Green Action Centre's Kris Kuzdub, student, and board chair Jerry Sodomlak.