Nominate Your Community for a $25,000 Prize!
Canada becomes the backdrop for the country’s biggest summertime celebration as the award-winning Kraft Celebration Tour gets set to hit the road for the fifth consecutive year. And we Canadians have an opportunity to get our communities involved.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Since April 29, 2013, Canadians have been able to nominate their city/town for a $25,000 prize which would see a community improvement project take place in their municipality.
The tour is brought to us by Kraft and TSN with the goal of recognizing the passion and community spirit that brings people together and promotes healthy active lifestyles from coast to coast. To date, Kraft has helped 40 different communities with $1 million towards improvement projects including:
• Building a skateboard park
• Upgrading a sports field
• Improving a boxing facility
• Renovating a community youth centre
And what is perhaps almost as exciting as the $25,000 prize is the fact that Canada’s number one sportscast, TSN will broadcast live from the 10 communities chosen to win.
HAVE YOUR SAY LONDON
As a long-time promoter and enthusiast of my city, London Ontario, I am a little biased in the fact that I want London to be one of the winners. So I’m calling all Londoners to get their nominations in!
How to enter:
Visit kraftcelebrationtour.ca before June 7, 2013 and share a short essay and up to five photos on why your community deserves to be part of the Kraft Celebration Tour.
Be sure to include your reasons why you think the $25,000 prize will benefit your community and how you think it will to improve a local community space. Your essay should touch upon how the award would help promote community spirit, a passion for sports, and an active lifestyle.
FIND OUT MORE
To find our more information about this exciting opportunity visit Kraft Celebration Tour on Facebook, follow @KCTAndy and the hashtags #KCT or #tourneedecelebrationkraft on Twitter and TSN on Facebook.
WHO WILL YOU NOMINATE?
I can think of a few different candidates in my community that would be worthy of the $25,000 prize but my nomination will go to Victoria Park in the heart of London.
Victoria Park is 18 acres and is in downtown London. Many of our best community events take place here and it is the gathering place for a diverse group of people from around the city.
The park itself is in very good condition and has many monuments and historical plaques sharing the wonderful history of the park. There is a large band shell and even a public skate park with metal benches and space for this activity.
Because Victoria Park facilitates so many amazing events for so many Londoners and tourists alike, it really is our community meeting space and I feel it could benefit for some additional resources.
Though I am not a city zoning expert (so these ideas may not be possible) I believe we could make this park more family friendly with more accessible washrooms, a splash pad and/or a playground.
I would love to see the skate park expanded upon to give the enthusiasts of this sport even more choice for their pastime. I would also love to see more recreational facilities like beach volleyball courts, basketball courts and shuffleboard.
The ideas are endless and implementing some of them will help to strengthen our community at its very core as well as help to promote togetherness and physical activity.
What community space would you nominate in your city and why?
Disclosure – I am participating in the Kraft Celebration Tour Blogger Campaign. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.