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Challenge 4 Communities Winners 2014

  • December 22, 2014
  • Written by Newsask Admin

The "Challenge 4 Communities" is a Community Project Competition sponsored by Community Futures Newsask. Six submissions were received by October 31st and posted on the website at www.newsaskcfdc.ca. Public online voting commenced and continued until November 28th. The project winners for a total of $6,500 in prize money are:

$ 3,000.00 James Smith Cree Nation Youth Support Centre (Youth Development Mentored Work Experience)
$ 2,000.00 Kelvington Walking Trails (Kelvington Walking Trails Committee)
$ 1,000.00 Fill Our Phys. Ed. Equipment Room! (Kinistin Education Centre)
$ 500.00 Equipment for Tisdale Soccer Club (Tisdale Soccer Club)

There were a few objectives involved in this challenge – the first being to promote community projects and improvements within the region. Along the way, each group added more information and utilized the social media to promote their projects. Facebook and YouTube are two of the most familiar methods of connecting and communicating on the web and the groups added a link each week providing an opportunity to drum up votes. The script for a radio ad completed the challenges. The winner will receive free 30 second ads from CJVR to help promote their project.

Newsask is committed to increasing economic development in the north east region of Saskatchewan. Each time a community sees improvement or activities, it's good for the community and it's good for business. To view the project submissions and the links for Facebook and YouTube, go to www.newsaskcfdc.ca.

This project is partially funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada

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