Armena Athletic Association has won the fourth $50,000 from UFA’s Get ‘n’ Give contest to support community projects across Alberta.
The Armena Athletic Association has plans to build an addition to their existing skate shack which would include indoor washrooms, a kitchen with running water and extra storage space. The shack is the gathering place for the community. Winning the $50,000 from UFA would allow Armena to complete the project in time for their Centennial celebration on July 11, 2015.
Terri Lyseng, a representative from the winning community, received the call Monday evening and was moved to tears when she heard the news. “Winning the $50,000 means growth for our community. It will allow us to finish the shack and begin holding our community events there.”
Crystal Mulvey, one of three judges from the community of Cassils, was impressed with Armena’s entry. “The application was very catchy,” said Mulvey. “They are a small community that showed a lot of community spirit and the project will be very worthwhile to keeping the community alive.“
The Get ‘n’ Give contest invites rural communities to profile local projects that will make a major impact in their area. Community groups send in innovative pitches, including locally made videos that convey the heart of their projects. Winning community projects are chosen by the previous winner in the pay-it-forward contest. During the second edition of the Get ‘n’ Give initiative, five winning projects will get an equal share of the $250,000 that will be invested in communities.
Kevin Hoppins, chair of the UFA board of directors, is thrilled the contest is touching the lives of people in communities around the province. “Get ’n’ Give is bringing communities across Alberta together. These communities built Alberta and UFA was there for part of that. We want to continue that relationship.”
The $50,000 will be presented to the Armena Athletic Association at a community event at the end of April. At this event, Armena will also announce the final winner.
To check out Armena’s winning entry click here.
The five fourth-round finalists in alphabetical order are:
The winner will be chosen by Cassils Community Centre Building Committee on March 16, 2015.
Cassils Community Centre Building Committee
Cassils Community Centre Building Committee was chosen by Munson and Area Community Association as the third-round winner of the this year’s UFA Get ‘n’ Give Contest.
Cassils would like to build a new 275 seat community centre to replace the existing one built in 1923. The original building is aging beyond repair and too small to meet the growing needs of the surrounding communities. The centre is the core of the community and has been uniting the residents of Cassils and Antelope Creek for close to 100 years. It provides a place to gather, educate and nurture the community way of life.
“We believe it takes a community to raise a family and we want to give our children and their children a place to continue to raise their families and keep the Cassils Community alive for another 90 years.”
To check out Cassil’s winning entry click here.
The five third-round finalists in alphabetical order are:
The winner will be chosen by Munson & Community Association on January 27, 2015.
Munson and Area Community Association
Munson and Area Community Association was chosen by La Crete Community Initiatives as the second-round winner of the this year’s UFA Get ‘n’ Give Contest.
Munson would like to build a new community hall to replace the rapidly deteriorating original one built in 1919. The $50,000 will help Munson reach their fundraising target and allow them to break ground in the spring of 2015. The community centre will continue to provided a place for all residents of the growing town and surrounding area to come together.
To check out Munson’s winning entry click here.
The five second-round finalists in alphabetical order are:
The winner will be chosen by La Crete Community Initiatives on December 3, 2014.
La Crete Community Initiatives
La Crete Community Initiatives was chosen by the Marwayne Fire & Rescue as the first-round winner of the this year’s UFA Get ‘n’ Give Contest. They submitted a combined application for three projects. The projects are a riding arena, a commemorative park—Jubilee Park—and the Fall Fair.
To check out La Crete’s winning entry click here.
The five first-round finalists in alphabetical order are:
The winner will be chosen by Marwayne Fire and Rescue – last year’s final
winner of $50,000 – on November 6, 2014.
Marwayne Fire & Rescue was chosen by the Hand Hills Lake Community Club as the fifth and final winner of the first UFA Get ‘n’ Give contest. The group plans to use the $50,000 prize to purchase a new rescue unit, equipped for medical, rescue and 911 response calls.
Check out Marwayne Fire & Rescue’s winning entry.
The Hand Hills Lake Community Club was chosen by the Spruce View Agricultural Society as the fourth winner of UFA’s first Get ‘n’ Give contest. The group plans to use the $50,000 award to build a long-awaited kitchen addition to their clubhouse.
Check out Hand Hills Lake Community Club’s winning entry.
The Spruce View Agricultural Society was the third winner of UFA’s first Get ‘n’ Give contest, as chosen by the Foremost Minor Hockey, Foremost Seniors and Legacy Bridge Committee. The society plans to use the $50,000 award to make major repairs to the unsafe roof and fix the ventilation system at the Diamond Jubilee Recreation Centre.
Check out Spruce View Agricultural Society’s winning entry.
With three groups working together on a single contest entry, Foremost Minor Hockey, Foremost Seniors and Legacy Bridge Committee were the second winners of UFA’s first Get ‘n’ Give contest. The groups were chosen by the Hussar & District Hall Maintenance Society. The $50,000 award will go toward bathroom upgrades in the Foremost & District Civic Centre, building a bridge to commemorate Foremost’s first centennial, and completing renovations to the Foremost Senior Centre.
Check out Foremost Minor Hockey, Foremost Seniors and Legacy Bridge Committee winning entry.
The Hussar & District Hall Maintenance Society was chosen as the first winner of UFA’s inaugural Get ‘n’ Give contest. The group plans to use the $50,000 award to renovate Hussar’s aging community hall, with kitchen, bathroom and storage upgrades.
Check out the Hussar & District Hall Maintenance Society’s winning entry.blog comments powered by Disqus