Cowichan Sportsplex counting on success in scrap

The Cowichan Sportsplex is turning to scrap metal to raise some much-needed funds, with an event called Salvage for Success taking place this Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the facility’s parking lot off Beverly Street.

"Your metal scraps really don’t have much value in your basement or garage, but scrap from a whole bunch of people adds up to some serious and much-needed cash for our community facility," said Shauna Clinging of the Sportsplex Society’s fundraising committee.

The community can help, she said, by bringing in everything from old nails and screws to broken stoves, rusty lawnmowers and barbecues, kitchen sinks, pieces of copper plumbing, brass light fixtures and any other kind of metal scrap people can think of.

If you can’t make it to the Duncan event, you can drop off your scrap metal at Schnitzer’s Boys Road recycling depot, Monday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from now until October.

Just tell them you’re donating it to the Cowichan Sportsplex.

Got something too big to move like an old car or truck? Email scrapit@cowichansportsplex. com or call 1-844-85SCRAP to arrange for pick up.

Andrea Rondeau, Citizen

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