You may or may not know, but PPF manages the memorial program for Metro Vancouver parks. People who want to donate park benches, picnic tables or trees to our regional parks in memory of a loved one are able to do so through the foundation.
Wishbone site furnishings literally arrived at our doorstep, or rather on the street near our building a few weeks ago.Wishbone produces outdoor site furniture made from durable recycled materials. Their recycled plastic lumber is available in many shapes, sizes and colours and can be used for much more than just park benches. The material used is very easy to clean and low maintenance, which is just perfect!
Wishbone is the only company in the world able to engrave a QR (quick response) code into a plaque. Now people can share their memorial stories through video and text instead of only through a plaque with limited text space. A planned tour of benches can tell stories about the history of a community or city as another unique way to use technology and QR codes. QR codes are stored in smart phones and can be retrieved at any time so you can take these commemorative stories with you.
A different product of Wishbone’s that caught the interest of PPF for the memorial program is their animal resistant waste bin. The bin has an easy access front opening which is only accessible by the “hands free” foot pedal. Bears and other wildlife have been known to rummage through our garbage bins at the regional parks so this would possibly be a nice addition to the park that people can donate. Watch the bear testing video!