Tuesday, May 23, 2017

McKay Street Park project makes for Top Ten Finalist in BCAA competition

The proposed McKay Street Park proposal has made it to the Final Ten
projects under consideration in the BCAA Play Here competition

The potential development of the McKay Street Park Project recently was in the news locally as Transition Prince Rupert launched it's Funding campaign. A North Coast initiative designed to raise money to bring the blue prints for the proposed redevelopment of the park to the active development stage.

Last week we noted some of those efforts with this item that outlined the progress for the remediation plan for the abandoned ball field which is located at the corner of McKay and Kootenay Avenue.

So far the Transition Prince Rupert  Go Fund Me page has seen $340 dollars donated towards the goal of 100,000 dollars.

And while that local fundraising campaign continues to look for support, this week the prospects for some financial assistance got a significant boost with word that the McKay Street Project has claimed a spot as a Top Ten Finalist in BCAA's Play Here competition for 2017.

The Prince Rupert McKay Street Park Project biography on the BCAA Play Here site
(click above to expand)

The full overview of the McKay Street entry can be found here.

The nine other communities that Prince Rupert is in the running with include:

Marion Schilling Elementary School in Valleyview
Chase Skate Park in Chase
MacKeznie Community Play Space
Eric J. Dunn Elementary School in Port Alberni
Devonian Playground in Elkford
W. E. Kinvig elementary School in the Newton area of Surrey
Bouchie Lake Elementary School in Bouchie Lake
Galiano Community School on Galliano Island
Sahltam Park in Lake Cowichan

Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain took to his Facebook page to raise the flag for the project in Prince Rupert and call for votes from the North Coast and across Northern British Columbia to try and put the McKay Street Park Project over the top in the vote count.

To go along with the Mayor's profile of the BCAA contest, Mayor Brain also has included the video that Transition Prince Rupert has submitted to the BCAA for consideration this year.

Those that watch the Global Morning News may see the Prince Rupert video over the course of the next two weeks, Global is featuring each of this years finalists during the course of their Morning News program.

As noted in the Mayor's Facebook notes, participants can vote up to four different ways each day. You can find out more about how to vote from the BCAA Better Place to Play contest page here.

Voting continues until June 18th, the timeline of the voting process and more background to the competition can be found here.

As well, they feature the project on their Facebook page and twitter feed.

More items related to North Coast Community Events can be found on our archive page here.

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