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mARK bODIE, pRINcIpAL Meet Mark Bodie, playground designer, Principal and Co-founder of Habitat Systems Inc. – established in 1996. As an avid parks user and outdoors person, Mark’s passion and commitment to the outdoors can be seen in his entertaining, high quality, safe, and accessible play space designs. Mark is highly detailoriented and excels at providing design solutions to suit specific needs and budgets. Having two children, Mark knows how important playgrounds are and he draws on his end-user experience when he works on a playground project. As an active community member, you may find Mark designing the playground down the street, or playing and/or coaching hockey at the ice rink nearby. Contact Mark at (604) 294-4224 about Habitat Systems’ services.

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Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan congratulates Mark Bodie on winning business person of the Year at the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards.

A KALEIDOScOpE OF cOLOURS With Landscape Structures’ new nature-inspired shades, urban tones, playful hues and everything in between, it’s easy to create the playground you imagine. Learn more about our colour inspirations and find 16 new colour palettes at playlsi.com. While there, you can search for a playground design that fits your needs and colour it by palette.

cELEbRATE YOUR NEW pLAYgROUND WITh A gRAND OpENINg! Once your playground has been installed, holding a grand opening is a wonderful way to celebrate your accomplishment, thank those who were involved in the project and communicate to the community that there is a new place to play. Our Grand Opening Team and Marketing Department can assist you with your event; whether it is a large celebration or an intimate gathering, we are here to help. Complimentary SERVICES include: • Design and distribution of digital invitations for your event • 3’ scissors for use by multiple participants • Event signage & posters • Ceremony bollards

• Elegant red cutting ribbon • Helium & balloons • The creation and submission of press releases to local news outlets

You have the choice to use RECYCLED panels when building your new playstructure! Available in 11 colour combinations, the distinctive black core results from combining and recycling coloured plastic household containers - waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. The panels offer a post-consumer recycled content of 73%. The recycled colour choices can be selected for any Permalene panel currently available as either a one-colour or a two-colour option.


FEATURED INSTALLATION: Tzeachten Sports Field park

46770 Bailey Road Chilliwack, BC

The new playground project began with the recent construction of the new multipurpose building at the Tzeachten sports field. The original playground on location was “small and boring” shares Deanna Honeyman, Lands Manager of the Tzeachten First Nation. “We wanted to make our sports field a destination and that meant a new playground, outdoor fitness centre, and walking path to complete the package.” With the task of a new playground project, the Tzeachten Chief and council requested the playground to be upgraded as part of the current year’s strategic plan, from there they met, agreeing on style and budget. “We met with two separate companies and chose Habitat Systems due to the thoroughness of the in-person meeting, detailed and comprehensive proposal/quote and in the end – the price” says Honeyman. Keeping in theme with the destination sports field, Honeyman says they wanted their playground to be unique and bright, which lead them to choose the limon, tangerine and denim palette, which was “different and would look good against the green of the fields” surrounding the sports field. The finished project resulted in a great playground and fitness equipment in a breathtaking setting. Honeyman shares that during the open house on August 21, 2013 “there were lots of very positive comments and the look on the children’s faces said it all!” Looking back, Deanna shares, “this was an awesome experience! This project moved very quickly from our initial meeting with Mark in May to completed construction in time for our Open House/Grand Opening on August 21. I don’t think we would change a thing!”

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FEATURED INSTALLATION: Sperling Elementary

2200 Sperling Avenue Burnaby, BC

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FEATURED INSTALLATION: Rosedale Elementary

10125 McGrath Road Chilliwack, BC

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FEATURED INSTALLATION: Simonds Elementary

20190 48 Avenue Langley, BC

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FEATURED INSTALLATION: Frost Road Elementary

8606 162 Street Surrey, BC

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REQUEST A pLAYgROUND pLANNINg KIT Habitat Systems would like to help you get started on your next project. Contact us today at 1 (866) 422-4828 to request a Playground Planning Kit, which features detailed information for the planning and execution stages of your playground projects. Being organized, with leading edge information, state of the art equipment and the support of Habitat Systems, keeps the playground design process fun and on track. For more information on our playground planning kit, visit us at www.habitat-systems.com or call us toll free at 1 (866) HABITAT (422-4828).

gET ScRATchINg! ~ A UNIQUE FUNDRAISINg IDEA One of the biggest challenges that many groups face is raising funds for new playground equipment. Sometimes traditional fundraisers, such as bake sales and bottle drives, only bring in small amounts of money and seem like they will take years to reach a substantial amount. Habitat Systems has created effective options to make the process a little easier and a lot more fun! This program involves customizable scratchcards and yields 100% profit return. Children ask supporters (friends, family members, coworkers) to scratch one (or more) dots and donate the amount uncovered ($1 - $5) with each card totaling $100. It’s a fun, innovative way to involve all children in the fundraising process. Contact Habitat Systems toll free at 1 (866) 422-4828 to learn more about our Scratch Card Program.

cLIENT QUOTE “I am really happy with the products’ design and innovation. Habitat Systems has taken great steps to design exciting products that can stand up to other off erings. They have an awesome staff that is very professional with very concerned installers. I am very pleased with Habitat Systems and will continue to support them.” - Jeff Graham, City of Surrey Surrey, BC

AbOUT hAbITAT SYSTEmS Habitat Systems Inc., established in 1996, is a team of 25 people - a big family. Habitat Systems encourages the development of healthy communities by selecting park and playground products that are innovative, built using superior technologies, and kind to the environment. Proudly serving Western Canada, we offer a first-rate service that has established us as a preferred supplier in school districts, municipalities and landscape architecture firms. Our services include complimentary consultations, site visits, custom designs and unique fundraising ideas. We strive to provide our clients with products which create safe environments where children and adults have the opportunity to create, imagine, dream and learn together. Find us at www.habitat-systems.com or call us toll free at 1 (866) HABITAT (422-4828).

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