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Peace region projects competing for Aviva Community Funds

There are five projects from the Peace region up for this round of Aviva Community Funds. The proposals are up against 450 others from across the country competing to get the most online votes.

The new school in Riverstone is in need of two playgrounds, and while the Riverstone Playground Society is holding multiple fundraising events, it still has a way to go. Two different playgrounds are needed to accommodate different age groups.

A playground and fields are also needed for the new Catholic and public schools in Grimshaw. The Mile Zero Playground Society says the estimated cost of a structure to handle 630 students is around $362,000. The hope is to have it ready by September 2017 when the schools open.

South of Peace River, Girouxville is looking to upgrade its outdoor skating rink to make it accessible year-round. The hope is to diversify the facility by adding a sports court facility for the spring and fall seasons. The rink itself is also in dire need of repairs.

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The Bezanson Agricultual Society is looking for help in building a new regional community cultural centre. Plans have been in the works for four years and the Bezanson Agricultural Society says they’re ready to put shovels in the ground. The project would add more than 16,000 square feet to the existing Bezanson Memorial Hall.

Here in Grande Prairie, larger TV screens and light up boards would help people at the Grande Bingo Society see better. Members note than many patrons are aging and the upgrades would help them enjoy their experience more. The funds raised through bingo support 18 different charities and not-for-profits.

Voting is now open and people who register can vote up to 18 times. This round will close on October 28th, and the top 15 ideas will advance to the next round.

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