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Prevost project in the top 10 for Aviva competition

Kids need playground space at Ecole Mount Prevost Elementary and might get it through an Aviva competition. - submitted
Kids need playground space at Ecole Mount Prevost Elementary and might get it through an Aviva competition.
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Project Mount Prevost's Multi-generational Community Playground has made it into the top 10 of the Aviva Community Fund competition.

"From there, the 30 top projects — 10 from our large division — will go to a panel of judges to determine which ones receive full funding,'' explained Mona Kaiser of the Ecole Mount Prevost Elementary Parent Advisory Committee.

Winning ideas will be announced January 28, 2014.

The judging panel will evaluate the 30 finalist ideas based 30% on longevity and sustainability, 25% on impact, 15% on likelihood of success, 15% on how many votes the idea received in the semifinals, 10% on submission quality and 5% on originality.

"Based on the above, I think 'Project Mt. Prevost: Let's Get Moving' looks pretty hopeful,'' raved Kaiser.

Prevost's project concept features play structures for kids, an outdoor classroom for teachers, an outdoor fitness circuit for seniors, a community garden for neighbours, a natural play space for toddlers, and a picnic space for everyone.

Co-ordinators of the Prevost project summed up why their idea deserves funding in their final submission to Aviva.

"We have a great idea but lack the means to execute it. We were presented with a problem and have found a solution that works not only for our children, but for many others, for years to come. We started with the desire to help 450 kids, and came up with a plan to help an entire town. We looked beyond our own needs, we engaged those around us, we planned with others in mind, and we found an answer that works for all.''

 

 

 

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