South Canoe’s Outdoor Learning School is in the running for BCAA Play Here funding and votes from the public are needed for the win.
On Monday, June 3, BCAA announced South Canoe School is one of six finalists competing for one of three new “play spaces” worth $100,000. The Outdoor Learning School’s entry is for “The Beehive,” a project that would see substantial renovation and upgrades to the school’s kitchen facility.
“Revitalizing our kitchen will allow us to continue growing our current food programming and work towards our long-term goal of having a garden-to-table school-wide lunch program for students,” states the school’s entry. “In this journey, there will be opportunity to connect with local farmers, food producers, non-profits, community members and chefs.
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“The kitchen will provide opportunity for local community groups and non-profits to run Community Kitchens, canning workshops or after school programs such as Cook It, Try It, Like It or Foodskills for Families. It will expand our capacity to have community potlucks. Finally, small-scale food producers will be able to use the space to produce food for the community.”
Who'll be our next winner?
BCAA Play Here finalists have been chosen for a chance to receive a play space worth $100,000. Help us decide who the three lucky winners will be! Vote here: https://t.co/UPM3UUj5dA
Last day to vote is June 23rd. pic.twitter.com/AAaIHIGufX
— BCAA (@BCAA) June 3, 2019
Along with the top three communities each winning a $100,000 play space, the remaining three finalists will receive cash prizes for their play projects – between $10,000 and $30,000 – made possible by Evo Car Share, created by BCAA.
South Canoe School’s odds of winning one of the top prizes is dependent upon public votes, with voting open until June 23 at www.bcaaplayhere.com. British Columbians can vote for their favourite play space every day. The winners will be announced on July 2.