Bubbles made his final car show appearance for the summer! The Hot Nite in the City Car Show in Kamloops was an excellent place for the ambassador team to spread the message that one drop of oil makes a difference. Everyone in Kamloops was very friendly and interested in where and how they can ensure their used oil is responsibly recycled.
In Kamloops there are 13 return collection facilities that are all happy to take back your used oil, filters, and plastic oil containers.
Finishing out our fabulous visit to the northern part of Vancouver Island, the ambassador team and Bubbles attended the sunny and busy Parksville Oceanside Overdrive Car Show.
The ambassador team got the chance to talk to hundreds of people and spread the good word about how convenient and important it is to recycle used oil, plastic containers, and oil filters! There are five locations in Parksville, so it was easy to make sure every single person we talked to knew where they could return their used oil.
The ambassador team treks further north and is received with friendly faces at every stop! Mackenzie and Chetwynd are both smaller communities between Prince George and Fort St. John. Just because they are small, it doesn’t make them any less important or in need of friendly places to responsibly recycle their used oil, plastic oil containers and oil filters.
On the first day of our journey up north we rolled on through Merritt, Logan Lake, and Ashcroft. In Ashcroft we saw some giant tires that we had to stop and compare with Bubbles’ own tires:
These three communities in the Cascade Mountains gave the ambassador team a warm welcome. These three communities all have a very positive outlook on recycling and have said that everyone has been very responsible when dropping off used oil. Good job residents!
The Ambassador team is on Vancouver Island again and enjoying every minute of it!
Visiting Parksville, Port Alberni, and Courtenay has been special treat for the ambassador team because, we not only get to travel along the beautiful coastline of BC, but we were also able to stop and walk around in Cathedral Grove!
Cathedral Grove is part of MacMillan Provincial Park and is home to some Douglas Firs that are over 800 years old!
Today was another wonderful day of spreading the message that every drop of oil makes a difference!
Laura Leigh and I spent this beautiful sunny day travelling around Burnaby and New Minister. We received a warm welcome from both municipalities today and everyone was very supportive of our recycling program!
The recycling efforts we’ve seen in Prince George have been fantastic!
There are two transfer stations in Prince George:
1) The Quinn Street Transfer and Recycling Station is located at 1687 Quinn St.
2) The Vanway Transfer and Recycling Station is located at 6556 Broddy Rd. Unfortunately, this address has not yet made it on to Google maps but it’s very easy to get to. Just follow the #16 Hwy South past the Canadian Tire and Walmart. Then make a right on Westgate and it’s your next right onto Broddy Rd.
The next stop is Dawson Creek, to visit the local return collection facilities in this town bordering Alberta. The ambassador was very excited about visiting this city particularly because it is home to mile ‘0’ of the Alaska Highway!
The Alaska Highway may have had a reputation for being treacherous and something to be survived, rather than enjoyed, but it was smooth sailing in Bubbles all the way up to Fort St. John. The highway was smoothly paved and the scenery was amazingly beautiful.