Kraft Celebration Tour – nominate your park now!
We are really lucky to live near High Park, which is really a park for the whole entire city of Toronto, young and old. It’s huge and amazing, and I’m so glad it’s there.
But I actually prefer a different, smaller neighbourhood park, when a trip out the door needs to be a bit more low-key. Sorauren Park is a great neighbourhood resource – it’s got soccer fields and a playground and splash pad and a baseball diamond and an off-leash dog park and a weekly farmer’s market and a great view of the CN Tower. (Phew. What a list.) We’re spending an awful lot of time there lately because it’s soccer season, and I’m so pleased it’s there for us. Friends of the park are also trying to fundraise so that it can turn what is currently a derelict space beside the fieldhouse into a vibrant community square. I’m excited to see how it will all turn out. Is your local park in need of sports equipment or landscaping? Could your neighbourhood use some help?
News about the Kraft Celebration Tour might help you out – you can nominate your community online now, before June 7th. Kraft Canada is providing $250,000 in community awards available to be won. The Kraft Celebration Tour has helped Canadians live healthier lives through $1 million donated to deserving communities across the country since 2009. And TSN will be broadcasting live from the 10 winning communities this summer.
To nominate a community, Canadians are asked to submit a short essay and up to five photos explaining why their community deserves to be a part of the Kraft Celebration Tour and how the $25,000 community award will go towards the creation or improvement of a local community space. The essay should also touch upon how the award would help promote community spirit, a passion for sports, and an active lifestyle.
The Kraft Celebration Tour recognizes the passion and community spirit that brings people together and promotes healthy, active lifestyles from coast to coast. Since 2009, the Kraft Celebration Tour has helped hundreds of thousands of Canadians in 40 deserving communities with a total of $1 million toward projects such as:
Building a skateboard park
Upgrading a sports field
Improving a boxing facility
Renovating a community youth centre
For more info, check out their Facebook page here.
Disclosure – I am participating in the Kraft Celebration Tour Blogger Campaign. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.