The City of Sault Ste. Marie splash pad committee has received $5,000 as a finalist in the 2017 Aviva Community Fund Competition. The donation is made on behalf of each non-grand prize winning finalist to a registered charity of their choice.
“Thank you Sault Ste. Marie for your support,” says City Councillor Paul Christian, Chair of the City’s Bellevue Park splash pad Committee. “Although we were not selected as the grand prize winner, the Splash Pad subcommittee will continue to move forward with the development of the Splash Pad in 2018. The $5,000 donation will make a difference in our community.”
The Sault Ste. Marie Aviva grant money will be donated to Pauline’s Place, a local homelessness shelter for youth, women and families providing temporary emergency shelter and basic necessities. Pauline’s Place has been a supporter of the Splash Pad project and was the lead applicant for the Trillium Grant application.
“Thank you Sault Ste. Marie for this donation,” says Anne Penney, Executive Director, Pauline’s Place. “The money will be used to further assist clients in securing and maintaining permanent housing.”
More than 500 projects across Canada competed in four categories with the City of Sault Ste. Marie as a finalist in the Community Health category. Winners were selected by a panel of independent judges with each of the finalists receiving $5,000 toward a registered charity of their choosing.
The Sault Ste. Marie splash pad committee would like to thank Algoma Financial Group for their support of the application. Created by insurance group Aviva Canada, the Aviva Community Fund has awarded $7.5 million to over 250 charities and community groups across Canada since its inception in 2009.