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Shed Your Threads

Recreation equipment share, swap & trade event will be held on July 9 from 12-4 pm in the Bowen Park Auditorium.

Level the playing field for youth by sharing, swapping and trading athletic clothes, shoes, jackets, recreation and sporting equipment.

Did you know that many kids cannot participate in recreation and sporting activities because they don't have the gear?

Aiming to reduce leisure barriers through access to appropriate gear, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, City of Nanaimo, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture and Island Health have joined together for the Shed your Threads campaign. 

This initiative is based on a circular economy approach that encourages recovery, reuse, recycling, life product extensions and new business models for more efficient use of goods. Shed Your Threads proposes a change from a consumer model of "take, make and dispose" to a more collaborative and sustainable model in which sharing, swapping and repairing can give used items a new purpose.

Want to get involved? Join us at our event where you can share, swap and trade athletic clothing, shoes, jackets and sporting equipment, such as skates, golf clubs, soccer shoes, baseball cleats, ball gloves and more.

This event will take place on Friday, July 9, 12-4 pm at the Bowen Park Auditorium (500 Bowen Rd).

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