Tuesday, May 24, 2016

KraftHeinz's Project Play offers opportunity for community upgrades

The McKay Street park is under
consideration for a BCAA competition,
it might also make a good submission
for a new project from KraftHeinz
We're still one week away from learning if Transition Prince Rupert's plans for the McKay Street Park will find success (and funding) from the BCAA Play at Home competition.

That is a project that is looking to provide funding for community initiatives, with Transition Prince Rupert's vision for the park one of the projects in BC that has been submitted for consideration.

As we outlined on the blog back  on May 13th, the successful applicants from that process will be announced on May 30th, with Prince Rupert in the running with a number of British Columbia communities in the quest to the next stage of the competition for the Grand Prize of 100,000 dollars in funding.

And while that process works its way towards announcement day, there's a new competition that might be of some interest to residents of the community, with Kraft-Heinz introducing their Project Play opportunity.

Project Play is looking to build better places to play in communities across Canada, with a Grand
Prize of $250,000 up for grabs for recreational facility upgrades, along with three secondary prizes of $20,000 for upgrades.

The Nomination process has been underway since April 29th and will close on June 12th.

The top four nominations will be announced on TSN on July 8th, with online voting scheduled for July 25 and 26 to determine the winners.

So far there are only two communities nominated from Northwest British Columbia, with the soccer field at Gitsegukla Elementary nominated for a makeover.

The Terrace Peaks Gymnastics Club has also been nominated, as that organization looks to secure funding to renovate their facility and purchase new equipment.

If Prince Rupert groups have an idea for a local nomination they can learn how to nominate their project here.

The full Official competition rules can be reviewed here, while some tips on how to best make a presentation can be found here.

More background on the Project Play concept can be found from the KraftHeinz Project Play homepage.

You can follow the progress of the competition from the twitter feed or facebook page.

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