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BCAA reveals designs for 2019 ‘BCAA Play Here’ winners

Sneak peek at the redesign of Oliver Small Wheels Playground

Burnaby, August 15, 2019: Skateboarders, scooter and bike riders and other Oliver community members are getting their first look at design plans for Oliver Parks and Recreation's Small Wheels Playground, made possible by $100,000 from BCAA Play Here with additional financial support from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the Kiwanis Club of Oliver.

Previously, a design of a new small wheels playground was created with input from the community’s kids and youth to serve as a hub to allow kids of all ages and abilities on scooters, skateboards and bikes to have a place to ride and practice their skills – making it a more useable space for families and the entire community. Shawn Pettipas, Director Community Engagement, BCAA, says, “It’s exciting to reveal the design of the small wheels playground, particularly knowing that it will become reality soon. The community has made this possible in so many ways and BCAA is thrilled to be part of it.”

BCAA and partnering play space experts work closely with each winning community to design vibrant new play areas that can serve as a central hub to not only bring kids together, but entire communities as well. Other winners of the 2019 BCAA Play Here contest include playgrounds at Sayward School and Black Creek Community Centre, both on Vancouver Island.

Oliver Parks and Recreation's Small Wheels Playground

Features of the Oliver Parks and Recreation's Small Wheels Playground will include:

  • Features for all ages and different types of wheels e.g. scooters, bikes, skateboards.
  • Bank-to-ledge feature with hip and brick stamp texture.
  • Transition feature with pool block extension, roll-in, hips and pocket.
  • Ledge/manual pad complex with curb cut wedge-to-wedge, bump-to-rail and bump-to-ledge options.
  • Central wedge/hip feature with shotcrete footplant boulder.
  • Flatbar with slappy option.
  • Pump bump roller with volcano.
  • Up-gap feature and hubba ledge.
  • Bank-to-curb feature.

Learn more about this year’s BCAA Play Here winners.


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For further information, please contact:
Sara Holland, BCAA
Senior Manager, Communication & Advocacy
BCAA | British Columbia Automobile Association
Tel: 778-874-4046


About BCAA Play Here
Launched in 2016, BCAA Play Here is an annual community initiative that gives children and families in communities across BC better places to play. British Columbians are asked to nominate a play space in their community for a chance to win a $100,000 revitalization. Focusing on need and impact to communities, the hundreds of nominations received are narrowed by a judging panel, then British Columbians vote for the communities they want to see win. Once this year’s play spaces are complete, BCAA will have invested $1.3 million and enabled 12 revitalizations.


About BCAA
The most trusted organization in British Columbia by its Members, BCAA serves 1 in 3 B.C. households with industry-leading products including home, auto and travel insurance, roadside assistance, Evo Car Share and full auto service at BCAA’s Auto Service Centres. BCAA has a long history focused on keeping kids safe on the road and at play through community programs such as its School Safety Patrol, Child Passenger Safety and BCAA Play Here. Please visit bcaa.com.