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Own Your Block

January 2014

Victoria Together Against Graffiti (VTAG) has launched a new initiative in partnership with TELUS.  Paint-out kits are now available and community members are invited to “Own the Block” by picking up a kit and painting out the BC Hydro poles in their neighbourhood with the appropriate colour pallet. The kits themselves contain 2 quart size cans of paint, gloves, stir stick, scraper, opener, and a 3.5 inch brush. They are much easier and lighter to carry than your standard gallon bucket, and the goal is to simply paint over a tag on a telephone pole in the same colour as the pole itself:

  • Green for pressure treated poles
  • Beige for newer non pressure treated poles
  • Dark Brown for older creosote poles
  • Gray for concrete poles

If you are interested in participating in this program and Owning Your Block, please contact Rachel O’Neill at the Burnside Gorge Community Association, 250-388-5251. 


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