Reminder to Students and Parents/Guardians - Vaping/Smoking By Law

At Palmer, we value the health and safety of all of our school and community members. There have been issues with smoking/vaping in our school building and on our school grounds by members of our Palmer community, both school based and in the larger adult population. We have prioritized educating our school community on the effects of smoking/vaping in various formats throughout the last few years.

With this in mind, we wanted to remind students and parents of the City of Richmond Public Health Protection bylaw #6989 (Subdivision Six: Smoking Control and Regulation; Part 6.3.1 effective date March 13, 2000), as detailed below:

PART 6.3: PUBLIC PARK, SCHOOL GROUND AND OUTDOOR RECREATION REGULATIONS

6.3.1    A person must not smoke:           

            (a) in a public park or school ground; or

            (b) on or within twenty-five (25) meters of any outdoor sport    facility or playground

 In this bylaw, smoke or smoking means to inhale, exhale, burn or carry (a) a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other smoking equipment that burns tobacco, cannabis or other substance or (b) an activated e-cigarette.

Enforcement of this bylaw may include the issuance of violation tickets by the Richmond RCMP. Please note, these tickets come with monetary fines. 

Thank you for your cooperation in making Palmer a safe, caring and healthy environment for our students to learn.

Please contact school administration with questions or concerns.