Strategic partnerships have always played a very important role when developing ideas to promote and enhance Downtown Regina as a unique neighbourhood where entrepreneurship and cultural vitality flourish.

The Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Regina Skills and Trade Centre – by bringing Pallet Furniture to the City Square Plaza on May 6th, 2016.

IMG_1194The Pallet Furniture project started off as a conversation about the need to build something on the plaza to add to the energetic vibe of the downtown. When the vision was discussed between our two organizations, it grew into a project that could be carried out by students currently attending the “12 to Trades” program at the Regina Skills and Trade Centre. “RTSC is very proud to have their TASCAP (Trades and Skills Construction Apprenticeship Program) students build the pallet chairs for RDBID”, said Brian Shankowsky, Executive Director for RTSC.

This six-week employment program is designed for recent high scIMG_1193hool graduates that are looking for a start towards a career in the trades. These particular students became the heart of the Pallet Furniture project.

RDBID collected over 20 pallets and provided a vision for the students. The students developed a prototype, and work was divided into two groups for building and painting. These beautiful pieces of furniture provide bursts of colour and style, adding more charm to downtown as well as unique additional seating. The colours of the chairs are inspired the RDBID visual brand and logo. We hope
you enjoy them as much as we do.

Together we are making our downtown a more comfortable and beautiful place, and encourage all partnerships that will work hard at creating these special experiences for our community.