BC Hydro Donates $3500 to Fight Graffiti Vandalism

November 19, 2010

On Friday, November 19th BC Hydro donated $3500 to the Township of Esquimalt in support of its ETAG (Esquimalt Together Against Graffiti) program. The money will go to help with graffiti removal from BC Hydro power poles and equipment in the Township.

BC Hydro Vancouver Island community relations manager Ted Olynyk presented the cheque to Township Councillor Lynda Hundleby and ETAG volunteer Peter Justo in front of a power kiosk wrapped in anti-graffiti laminate on Grafton Street.

 “We are pleased to have this partnership with BC Hydro in our community,” said Councillor Hundleby, Council liaison to ETAG. “This donation will be used by staff members and our dedicated ETAG volunteers—who are a credit to the community— to continue to beautify our streets and other public areas.”

Since 2004, the Township has received some $28,000 from BC Hydro to fight graffiti.

“Esquimalt is a leader in the province when it comes to fighting graffiti,” said Olynyk. “It requires a team effort from within the community to address this problem and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership with the Township.”

An ETAG public information night is scheduled for Thursday November 25th at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. Read more here.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Reed, Logistics Supervisor

Tel: 250-414-7154