Turf project needs more community votes

Local organizations hope to win $100,000 to help fund all weather sports field at Fred Milne park

  • Oct. 20, 2016 10:00 a.m.

It’s time to get out the vote, Sooke.

Sooke Soccer Club and the Sooke Community Association is competing in a national online vote in a bid to win funding from the Aviva Insurance community funding program.

The online vote continues until Oct. 28.

People can vote online here. So far, the Sooke project has received more than 20,000 votes.

Each registered participant has 18 votes they can use at any time and can vote for the same idea more than once, or for multiple entrants in the online contest.

The Sooke organizations are seeking a $100,000 grant from the 2016 Aviva Community Fund for funds to buy an all-weather turf field for Fred Milne Park.

The $1.2-million field is designed to serve soccer, football, field lacrosse, rugby, field hockey and baseball.

The soccer club and community association already has much of the funding in place, as well as commitments for major support in the way of expertise, materials, equipment and volunteer labour.

Project management, site work and other tasks will be largely done by volunteers and in-kind support, though the turf field will be professionally installed.

In the Aviva vote, the 15 ideas that receive the most votes in each of the two funding levels (small ideas and large ideas) will become finalists. Winners are then picked from the finalists by a panel of judges and announced on Dec. 6.

Judges will rank ideas based on the following criteria: longevity and sustainability, votes, impact, originality, likelihood of success and submission quality.

 

Just Posted

Saanich walks the walk on crosswalk after student lobbied for improvements

Elanor Teel approached first Saanich about the intersection in March 2017

Grange Road residents optimistic CRD will change pipeline plans

Marigold residents are concerned about the loss of up to 50 trees

Saanich plans to turn former Emily Carr library into office space

Report recommends more than $2 million for renovations at former library and other buildings

Salmon runs produce highs and lows on Vancouver Island this year

Chinook salmon did particularly well on the Island this year

Victoria police stop drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

VIDEO: This B.C. school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF

Federally funded Kids Boost Immunity uses quizzes to earn vaccinations

Boeser scores 3, Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks hammer Blues

Vancouver picks up impressive 6-1 win in St. Louis

Battle over Saanich’s Haro Woods not yet over, says report

Draft management plan calls on Saanich to spend $142,500 to improve area

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

Huawei is the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet company

Upset student causes safety plan to be enacted at Island Elementary School

Child’s behaviour results in students being held in classrooms until order restored

Most Read