A number of community groups and organizations are all hoping for northwestern Ontario’s support, in Tbaytel’s for Good Community Fund initiative. The competition aims to help grow culture in the community by providing funding to projects that improve our communities.

Four community organizations have now made it to the semi-finals of the competition, and are asking for the community’s votes to reach the finals. There are two separate funding levels, and two initiatives in each level will receive funding.

In the $1,500 funding level, St. John’s School in Red Lake is hoping to see funding for new cross country skis for their ski club. The school says that there is currently not enough equipment for the number of participating students.

Keewatin Public School is also in the $1,500 funding level semi-finals, as they hope to receive funding towards their annual Community Family Fun Day. The day raises money for students to take swimming lessons, and if they win the competition, they will put the funding towards new tents for the community day.

In the $5,000 funding level, the Kenora Curling Club is hoping to receive funding for Everyone Curls. The program is an initiative that focuses on building participation in curling and in the community, and funding would go towards new equipment and facility rental costs.

The Cloverbelt Local Food Co-Op in Dryden and Red Lake is also hoping to receive the $5,000. The CLFC would use the funding to offer a new Co-Op Cred pilot program, with the support of the Northwestern Health Unit and community partner. The new program would aim to contribute food security to those in need.

Over 243 submissions were sent to the competition, which has provided over $150,000 in funding to over 63 projects since its inception.

Voting closes on October 29.

For more information:
Tbaytel for Good - $1,500
Tbaytel for Good - $5,000

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