Awareness and Clean-Up Events
Jam One in the Can... it's all about butts.
This Love Where You Live BC special event is to raise awareness, and reduce harm to our environment from Tobacco Related Pollution, while promoting and supporting local charities in our community.
We invite you to participate in a new approach to environmental clean-up: Turning Trash to CA$H!
We will still be modeling what happens when there is a refundable deposit
on cigarette butts and cigar tips when we give you cash for trash.
Bring in the butts and trade them for cash at Jam One in the Can.
We send the butts in for recycling, and when we send cigarette butts for recycling,
we receive a credit and can donate this credit to a non-profit or charity.
Go time: Grab gloves and tongs and start removing cigarette pollution from our beaches, parks and public spaces. Trust me, you won't have to far before you find more than you can collect!
Collect them and CA$H IN when you bring them to
Jam One in the Can, and support your favourite non-profit.
A good thing for the Environment, Charity, and our Whole Community.
May: Buccaneer Days
12 – 6
Esquimalt Recreation Centre
527 Fraser St, Victoria, BC
Get your eye patch and sword ready: It's
Pirate time! Come out and celebrate with us during this historic annual event that has activities for all ages. Build a birdhouse and create habitat for song birds! Play a garbage game, test your knowledge. Bring butts for the Jam Can and keep our city beautiful.
July 1 (Canada Day) 10 - 5
Canada Day at Gorge Waterway
Canada Day Celebration
No better way to celebrate Canada Day!
Enjoy the beautiful Gorge Waterway when you visit us at the celebration, featuring free music, activities and a vendors market! We will be taking in cigarette butts and cigar tips for recycling. You can build a birdhouse, play a garbage game or learn about our role in the Gorge Waterway Clean-Up in September!
May: Selkirk Waterfront Festival
11 - 5
Selkirk Green Park
350 Waterfront Cresent
Enjoy the beautiful Gorge Waterway plus free music, activities and a vendors market. We will be collecting cigarette butts and cigar tips for recycling. Build a birdhouse, play a garbage game and learn more about our role in the Gorge Waterway Clean up in September!
Canada's Biggest Cigarette Clean-up:
Jam One in the Can!
Jam One in the Can is all about butts...
The biggest clean-up in Canada! We model what can happen when a nickel refundable deposit is applied to cigarette butts. In 2019, we gave away $2000, fed one hundred people and removed an unprecedented 646,209 cigarette butts from the environment. Stay tuned for details on this year's prizes!
"I just wanted to email to thank your organization for putting on this event! My son and I heard about it and by only walking up and down our block we picked up 300 butts! We were both amazed by how much garbage was out there, and we’ve been out picking up garbage in our neighbourhood since then.
The money is a nice bonus but cleaning up our beautiful city is the real reward.
Thank you for your time, energy and patience, and we look forward to participating in next year’s event!!"
- C.N & J.N
June: Car Free Day
10 - 5
Held annually on Father’s Day, this free event takes over nine city blocks. This day-long celebration includes the Butt Hut where we will be taking in cigarette butts and cigar tips for recycling. Build a birdhouse, play a garbage game and learn more about our local activities!
September 2020 (Date TBA)
Gorge Waterway Clean up
Gorge Waterway, Selkirk Green Park
Join us at the iconic Gorge Waterway Clean-Up! Every year, volunteers pitch in to clean up the water and shoreline along the Gorge, improving the habitat for local wildlife. We invite everyone to participate in this important event: Volunteers clean the shoreline, and a volunteer dive team retrieves debris from the water. Bring boots and gloves or borrow ours!