St Mary Cement donation to expand outdoor natural playground at St Joseph school in Bowmanville marked by ribbon cutting and family BBQ

Sep 19th, 2018 11:47 AM

(Sept. 19, 2018) - St Joseph school on Parkway Crescent in Clarington was looking for rocks and boulders for their natural outdoor playground, and they did not have to look far. Over the summer, while students were on holidays, massive rocks, in total weighing over 100 tons were provided by St. Marys' Bowmanville plant and delivered to the site by Stonescape from Buckhorn, Ontario.

The official playground opening was marked with a BBQ for students and parents and a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Tanya Pardy (Human Resources Manager) said, “We were pleased, to both be asked and to donate. Many of our employee’s live here and got to schools in the area. It is great to see the students enjoying the outdoor classroom. I was excited to see them checking out the small fossils found in the quarry rock. Maybe in the future, one of them might become a Mining Engineer for us.”


For more information, contact Tanya Pardy, Human Resources Manager, Votorantim Cimentos, St. Marys Cement Bowmanville, 905-623-3341 x 254 or Mobile: 905-926-3415,

Images of the donation are available 

St Marys Cement is a leading manufacturer of cement and related construction products in Canada and the United States. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, St Marys Cement supplies support new construction in infrastructure modernization in Ontario and across the Great Lakes Region. The St Marys Cement Bowmanville Plant was established in 1968. St Marys Cement is a part of international building materials supplier, Votorantim Cimentos.