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Friday, May 31, 2013

It's the Kraft Celebration Tour ~ Nominate your Community! #KCT

Here is the scene last night in my sleepy little country town ~

Last night, despite the humidity, kids were out in droves checking out and enjoying our brand new skate park.    After several years of fund raising, dedication and big dreams a skate park is now a reality in our town.    We are so lucky to have community members with vision who saw this project through to completion, which culminated last night.   Our new skate park is simple, yet, it gives big and small kids alike, a place to show off their skills & practice in safety, and a place to simply hang out.  

It isn't quite finished, and in a few weeks I am sure there will be a grand opening ceremony.  In the mean time, we will be among the families checking out the new facilities and what it offers to the community as a whole.   

Over the last few years, our town has replaced old and outdated playground equipment throughout the town.  We now have several safe and sturdy play structures for everyone to enjoy, including an accessible playground.  We are even so lucky as to have a playground right around the corner, which my children lovingly call the Cow Park.  (Cow park because there is a picture of a cow on the play structure.)  However, I know that not all Canadian communities have access to recreational facilities as great as ours.  

It's the Kraft Celebration Tour!

Since 2009, the Kraft Celebration Tour has helped Canadians in forty communities with donations of one million dollars!  The money has gone toward projects such as upgrading sports fields, renovating youth centers, and even building a skate park!  Now it's your turn.  Nominate your community to be one of the lucky ones to be awarded $25 000 this year during the Kraft Celebration Tour.  

Nominations are being accepted until June 7th

The mission of the Kraft Celebration Tour is Create something new or make something better.  So, if you have a park, playground, or field that is need of a little TLC, this may be the perfect opportunity to help it shine.  The Kraft Celebration Tour may be making its next stop in your neck of the woods!  In addition to the gift of money, the winning community will be featured on TSN, as TSN goes on the road criss crossing the country during August.

To nominate your community, simply submit an essay in addition to photographs to be considered.  The essay should include why you think your community is deserving and how the award would promote an active lifestyle and a sense of community. 

So, stay tuned.  Submit your nomination and hopefully your community will be selected to be a stop along the Kraft Celebration Tour.  I'll be excited to see the deserving communities right across Canada as they welcome the tour into their hometown. 

Nominate your community here & visit Kraft Celebration Tour on facebook to see updates and the communities involved in the tour this summer.  

Disclosure – I am participating in the Kraft Celebration Tour Blogger Campaign. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.


Manager to Mom said...

This is great! Our township has been fundraising for a splash pad so could totally use the 25K for this!

Also, love seeing safe skate parks being built to keep kids from skateboarding in dangerous places like parking lots. I almost hit a kid on a skateboard backing out of my parking spot at a local plaza the other week. :(

mamawee said...

such a great program they have in place. One of our local schools is in desperate need of a new playground

Sny Med said...

I love the Kraft Celebration Tour! I wonder which community will be the winning one, and what project they will choose for their community!


Sober Julie said...

The Kraft Celebration Tour is so much fun to keep up with. I really enjoy seeing the communities rally for their project!