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COVID-19: B.C. reveals how $242 million in federal funds will be used to boost school health and safety measures

To address health and safety concerns and requirements, school districts and independent schools can use funds, based on local needs, including:

  • improving air systems in schools, such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, portable air scrubbers, and increased utility costs;
  • increasing hand hygiene, including additional handwashing and hand sanitizing stations, installing touchless faucets, or additional supplies;
  • installing plexiglass and other barriers, providing outdoor learning spaces, and adapting classrooms and school buses to minimize physical contact;
  • purchasing additional cleaning supplies (sprayers, fogger machines, etc.) for frequent cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces;
  • purchasing additional masks, face shields, or other PPE;
  • increasing staff and covering salary costs for additional hours for meeting health and safety guidelines in schools.

Incredible Event Companies Giving Back & Doing Good

Scene Ideas was originally created as the necessary solution to meet the growing needs of the local events industry in Vancouver. The company was incorporated in 2004 by three founding partners whose combined experience in scenic carpentry, project management, technical direction, live stage management and design, along with a shared vision, pushed the creative envelope in Vancouver’s live event industry. This same vision has led Scene Ideas to become an industry leader, working on all of the major music festivals in Western Canada, as well as many large scale corporate and private events.

14 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19

A supplier to the live events industry, staging specialist Scene Ideas is fighting to stay in business during the pandemic. Without any large-scale events on the horizon, the Richmond-based company has capitalized on its strengths as a custom manufacturer and builder by offering operational health and safety solutions, including personal protective equipment and Plexiglas barriers, to help businesses reopen. Among its new products is a series of lawn signs bearing positive messages such as “Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe.” Signs are $20 each, with $10 from each sale going to the Connecting Kids’ Fund, an offshoot of the CKNW Kids’ Fund. Help Scene Ideas reach its $2,000 fundraising goal by ordering signs from the company website, which offers free contactless delivery or shipping via Canada Post.

Kudos: Richmond signs helping kids fund

A Richmond-based scene company is using the unexpected downturn in the economy to help a children’s charity.

Scene Ideas Inc. – based out of Shell Road – is creating lawn signs to lift spirits and raise funds for the CKNW Kids’ Fund’s newly created Connecting Kids’ Fund.

Like most businesses in the events industry, Scene Ideas has been drastically impacted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

SCENE IDEAS RAISING MONEY FOR THE CONNECTING KIDS’ FUND

Our friends at Scene Ideas have created lawn signs to help spread positivity and words of encouragement during the COVID-19 crisis; they are also generously donating $10 from the sale of each sign to the Connecting Kids’ Fund, helping to keep vulnerable kids in BC connected to their teachers, support systems and friends, during this challenging time. Their goal is to raise $1,000 for the Connecting Kids’ Fund by May 31st!

The signs come in two designs, the ‘Be Kind’ sign and ‘Mountie’ sign, available for $20 each by ordering through their email at: sales@sceneideas.ca. To help keep you safe they are offering free contact-less delivery within Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, Delta and Coquitlam as well as contact-less pick up from their shop at 2200 Shell Road in Richmond.