Thursday, November 28, 2013

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Chilliwack School Closer to Cash

Evans Rd Elementary shortlisted in Aviva contest

Released by Aviva Canada Inc./File photo

 

fter more than ten weeks of submitting ideas and voting, Canadians have chosen their favourite ideas as Aviva Community Fund semi-finalists. The competition—created by home and auto insurer Aviva Canada—offers $1,000,000 in donations to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country.

Canadians have submitted over 1,100 ideas and cast nearly 2 million votes for worthy projects that will improve communities across the country. The semi-finalists will again attempt to capture the hearts and votes of Canadians, with the top 30 (10 from each funding category) becoming finalists, guaranteeing their idea between $5,000 and $150,000 in funding.

However, every idea can be a winner: Starting today, ideas with associated charities that are not moving on to the semi-finals will have their "vote now" button replaced with a "donate now" button. These ideas can continue to leverage AvivaCommunityFund.org to collect donations from supporters.

  • Let's Play Together! Evans Elementary Community Playground (Chilliwack)

  • Courtney & Skye Buck Memorial Courtyard at Raft River Elementary (Clearwater)

  • Project Ecole Mt. Prevost: Let's Get Moving! (Duncan)

  • North Island Wildlife Recovery Association (Errington)

  • Palsson Playground Improvement (Lake Cowichan)

  • Critter Care Wildlife Society - Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (Langley)

  • Dream Harry Hooge Elementary Playground (Maple Ridge)

  • Community Playground at Qayqayt (KUH-KITE) - (New Westminster)

  • Art for Everyone! (Richmond)

  • New Freezer/Cooler for Eagle Bay Camp (Shuswap Lake)

  • Youth4Tap Windermere (Vancouver)

Starting December 2, voters are encouraged to visit www.AvivaCommunityFund.org to support their favourite semi-finalist ideas until December 11, 2013. Finalists and winners will be announced December 13, 2013 and January 28, 2014, respectively.

See The Voice's previous coverage here.

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