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Corinne Damaskie, communications and funds development coordinator for the Moose Jaw Family YMCA, told the Times-Herald that “we really need the communities support as we get ready to enter the third and final round of the Aviva Community Fund competition.”

Aviva Insurance offers the Community Fund Challenge as a way communities across the country can champion local causes in their areas, and according to the Aviva Community competition site, “it’s simply another way to harness support and help the communities where we live and work.”

Organizations are asked to come up with ideas that will have a positive impact on their communities and then submit them to the Aviva website. Supporters must then go online to the Aviva website and cast their votes for their favourite project.

“We’re planning to expand and do an addition on our existing Strong Start Family Centre building,” said Corinne Damaskie, the communications and funds development coordinator with the Moose Jaw YMCA.

Moose Javians can cast their vote of support daily for the YMCA proposal by searching for ACF14813 on the Aviva Community Fund website. Voting is free and only requires an email address.

The Moose Jaw Humane Society (MJHS) has made it to the next round of voting, which will resume for its proposal for new kennels. The semifinal voting round will begin on Dec. 3.

“We were fast-tracked to the next round and have our project with a new video of our mascot Fat Boy, which is available on YouTube,” fundraising and promotions coordinator Karla Pratt told the Times-Herald.

ACF13351 is the Aviva code for MJHS, and both Damaskie and Pratt encourage and remind voters they are able to cast multiple votes with separate emails. They also encourage the public to use social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to spread the message.

Aviva states its competition “is committed to helping Canadians make a positive impact by funding local and national initiatives for change, whether it's through providing new opportunities for at-risk youth, improving education, protecting the environment, or supporting cultural activities.”

To view MJHS’s Fat Boy video, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0WaXq1yDsY.

 

For more on this article pick up the next issue of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Aviva Insurance, YMCA, Times-Herald Moose Jaw Humane Society

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