We had a great couple of days visiting all the 20+ facilities in Surrey and White Rock! The Peace Arch News was interested in what Tiffany and I were up to, so look for this photo in the paper! It was shot at the Canadian Tire on 152nd street in South Surrey.
Amara in front of the used oil drop off area at Canadian Tire in South Surrey
Tiffany and Amara at Mr. Lube on Fraser Highway
Surrey has many places that you can take your used oil, filters and containers!
Today we were out at the Port Moody Legion for their 12th Annual Show & Shine.
Tiffany and I had a lot of fun meeting everyone there, and seeing all the cool classic cars!
It was definitely a lot of fun! There was good music, a delicious barbecue and very friendly people!
It was nice visiting the collection facilities in my home town of Langley today. The GPS stayed tucked away in the glove box for the first time this summer! Typically Tiffany and I have 3 GPSs going at one time; the tom-tom, my Garmin, and my Iphone (equipped with google maps and yellow pages for those times when neither GPS can find where we are to be going). We also have paper maps tucked in the door pocket, but we have only used those once so far. So it was nice to turn all these gadgets off for the day!
It was a busy day. We visited 12 facilities, and recruited 2 new ones.
Wow! Our 16 day tour of the Okanagan and Kootenays is done as of today!
We visited Westbank and Summerland early this morning, and recruited 3 potential new facilities all before 9am! Then we were highway bound to Vancouver.
Tiffany & Amara on the drive home
Tiffany and I really enjoyed spending the last 16 days visiting BC’s southern interior. The scenery was breathtaking and really made us have a new appreciation for BC’s natural beauty!
The car show really drew a large crowd. It was held in City Park in Kelowna, and the weather was absolutely perfect.There was well over 10,000 people at the event, so needless to say we talked to many people about used oil recycling!
Amara explaining how to use the oil spout & handing out the Recycling Handbook for BC
The event was tons of fun for the whole family. Lots of cars to admire, lots of food to eat, and a stage with some entertainment.
We started our visit of Kelowna’s used oil return facilities in Winfield this morning. We met with Dwayne from Taylor’s Auto Repairs, a great place to return your used oil, filters and containers.
Afterwards, we headed into Kelowna where we visited seven return collection facilities. Pennzoil was one of these facilities, and they have a great car to check out in their parking lot!
On Sunday (June 19) we will be at the Boyd’s Father’s Day Charity Car Show! Hope to see you there!
It’s been one and half months since Tiffany and I started on our Summer Ambassador tour. This is how many kilometres we have journeyed as of 3:05 this afternoon. How many kilometres do you think we will clock by the end of summer?
We had a very busy day today! We went to 7 return collection facilities in Salmon Arm, 8 in Vernon and even found time to recruit 2 new facilities along the way!
We will be leaving Vernon tomorrow morning to spend the weekend in Kelowna!
The drive from Radium Hot Springs to Golden was incredibly beautiful. Tiffany and I couldn’t help but sing those familiar Canadian songs we learned way back in elementary school, such as “This Land is Your Land” and “Canada Is.” We tried to sing each song in full, but couldn’t quite remember all the words, so it turned into some off key humming/mumbling. Quite the fun drive!
The highway also had a dozen or so of these neat little tunnels to go through.
Amara and I just got back from Fernie, one of the most eastern British Columbia towns.
Along our used oil recycling route, we encountered a lot of great site seeing.
The world’s largest truck!
Big horn sheep in Radium Hot Springs.
It’s awesome being able to see beautiful British Columbia while promoting oil recycling, as these sites would lose their natural beauty if people did not recycle.
Next on our trip we will be in Golden, Revelstoke, and Sicamous.
We’ve had a great journey so far through the Okanagan and Kootenays region, ending off our first week in Cranbrook.
Amara has been an enthusiastic driver the entire way.
So far we have recruited nine new potential facilities, so hopefully the recovery rate for used oil, oil containers, and oil filters will continue to rise. We have also had the great opportunity to visit some facilities that collect items for Product Care, the Electronics Stewardship, and Medications Return.