Proposal: Kari Wilkinson is asking the public to get behind a fundraising project for a Shuswap Performing Arts Centre.

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Shuswap Performing Arts Centre has won a spot in the semifinal round in Aviva Canada’s Community Fund

  • Nov. 26, 2014 8:00 a.m.

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Shuswap Performing Arts Centre has  won a spot in the semifinal round in Aviva Canada’s Community Fund.

The final voting round is Dec. 1 to 10 and voters are needed.

Aviva Canada supports community projects through a fund  of $1 million  every year.

Shuswap Performing Arts Centre answered the company’s call for ideas and, in the third round, received more than 3,100 votes and 733 supporters.

Voting for the semi-finalist round runs Dec. 1 to 10.

“Voting every day by supporters is key to landing the Shuswap Performing Arts Centre in the final top 40 ideas,” says Shuswap Society for Arts & Culture Society board member Kari Wilkinson. “Each finalist  will receive  $5,000.”

Then it’s out of the public’s hand. Final judging takes  place  by Aviva judges and the idea could  be awarded as much as $100,000.

Three  local Aviva Insurance broker partners have given their support to this idea, something that is noted on the Aviva website.

“The Aviva Community Fund is all about  making a difference by supporting what  matters most to Canadians, helping passionate people make  positive  change in their community,” says Wilkinson.

“The Shuswap Society for the Arts & Culture is passionate that Salmon Arm  deserves a performing arts centre and is working towards achieving that dream.”

Money received from Aviva will go towards completing a well-researched business plan which would include an economic impact study,  as well as capital  and operating plans – all required to secure the land required for the project.

Register to vote on the Aviva Community Fund  website either  with  an email address or Facebook account.

Vote for the Shuswap Centre for the Performing Arts every  day by going  to www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf21051. A direct link is provided from  www.s-spac.com or on Facebook – Shuswap Society for Arts & Culture.  If you have problems voting, call Jake Jacobson at 250-832-2300, or James Bowlby at 250-832-8383.

For more information, call Kari Wilkinson at 250-832-8261.

 

 

 

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