Skate park plan a finalist

Chase is one of four final entries in a nationwide contest aimed at giving communities places to play.

  • Jul. 14, 2016 5:00 p.m.
Chase councillors and community members pose at the site of the proposed skate park.

Chase councillors and community members pose at the site of the proposed skate park.

Chase is one of four final entries in a nationwide contest aimed at giving communities places to play.

A plan to create a skate park for Chase and the surrounding area is one of four community projects in the running for a $250,000 grand prize from the Kraft Heinz Project Play contest. Runners up will receive a $20,000 contribution.

People from across Canada can vote for the grand-prize winner at KraftHeinzProjectPlay.com starting at 12 p.m. eastern time on July 25 and ending on July 26 at 11:59 p.m.

According to their application on KraftHeinzProjectPlay.com, The Village of Chase has approved a location for the skate park, a geotechnical report has declared it suitable to build on and a 3D model of the proposed park has been created.

“Completion of this project would have a huge impact on the community of Chase. The youth of Chase and the neighbouring Indian bands… would be all over this park,” the application reads.

Chase’s skate park application is up against a complex of ball fields in Kenora, Ont., a track and field club in Mount Pearl, N.L., and cross-country ski and snowshoe facility in Cantley, Quebec.

Each of the final four community projects was selected by a judging panel that evaluated nominations based on the community’s passion and spirit, how the prize money would be used and overall creativity and effort of the entry. The grand prize winner will be announced on TSN on Aug. 4.