Sioux Lookout projects semi-finalists in Tbaytel for Good Community Fund campaign
Tim Brody - Editor
Two community improvement projects in Sioux Lookout are semi-finalists in the fall 2019 Tbaytel for Good Community Fund campaign.
Two winners will be selected to receive up to $5000 for their projects in one category, while in the other, two winners will be selected to receive up to $1500 for their projects.
In the running for up to $5000 is the MAKWA Clan of Sioux Lookout. Their community improvement project details state, “Community partners will conduct evening/night patrols to help people in need access services, making the community safe, enhancing people's well-being both mentally and physically, reducing crime, and being inclusive of all cultures and backgrounds.”
In the running for up to $1500 is Water, Life, Growth, Water Festival in Sioux Lookout - Friends of Cedar Bay. Their community improvement project details explain, “A week-long water festival will feature a range of fun activities for the whole family to inspire community members to appreciate and protect the waters on which they live.”
People can vote for their favourite entry in the $5,000 and $1500 categories as many times as they want until Friday, November 8 at 3 p.m.
Winners will be announced on Nov. 18.
“The Tbaytel for Good Community Fund provides financial support to schools, community groups, not-for-profit organizations and charities whose activities match Tbaytel’s own priorities. We support inspiring projects that build strong and healthy communities across northern Ontario. “Since the fund was first established in 2013, Tbaytel for Good has provided $180,750 in funding to support 76 unique community-based projects throughout northern Ontario, including a number of school-based projects and community initiatives,” a news release from Tbaytel informed. “We want to remind everyone living in the communities Tbaytel serves that the community fund is an opportunity to help meet a need or find a solution to a challenge facing people right where they live,” said Tbaytel communication co-ordinator Laura Foulds. “The fund is designed to be inclusive, supporting initiatives of all different scopes, and that really starts with asking the question, ‘What do I need or what can I do to help make my community a better place?’” “Past winners include submissions from a range of sectors including education, sports and recreation, youth, the environment, technology and innovation and health and wellness. Previous successful projects funded through the community fund include community gardens, arts and culture programming or initiatives, the purchase of building materials or program supplies, community events and workshops or educational series, among others,” Tbaytel’s news release explained.
People can view this year’s semi-finalist community improvement projects and vote for their favourites at http://www.tbaytelforgood.net/communityfund/vote/.