Voting for Rider Nation Community Celebration closes Sept. 11
There is still time to vote for Assiniboia in a Rider Nation contest.
Assiniboia is one of the eight finalists in the Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration. The grand prize is $50,000 and second and third prizes are $25,000 to a wellness initiative.
If the community places in the top three, Assiniboia plans to use the funds for its new Civic Centre ice rink project.
Voting closes Wednesday.
The other finalists, out of a total of 29 applicants, are Dalmeny, Davidson, Estevan, Leroy, Moosomin, Unity and Whitewood.
People can vote once every 12 hours at www.101greycupfestival.ca/vote from every device including a mobile phone, tablet, desktop and laptop. If a person votes on each of those devices there is eight votes per person.
The community is also encouraging people to schedule votes and to set an alarm as a reminder to vote twice a day. People can contact friends and family by email, Facebook and Twitter to share the information to get more votes.
The winners will be decided solely by votes. In addition to the funds for the projects, all three winning communities will receive an additional $10,000 to host a Rider Nation celebration party in the community.
In 2010 the community of Avonlea won the Riderville contest by online voting, beating out Nipawin, Unity, Weyburn and Yorkton. Avonlea won the $25,000 grand prize to help start their own minor football team. Between Aug. 12 and 31 of that year there were 269,093 votes online.
In this year’s contest, there is no way to tell what each community’s standing in during the voting process. Assiniboia is looking for a big push for more votes before the contest closes.
“Be sure to encourage your friends, family and neighbours to vote, vote, vote,” said a release distributed within the community of Assiniboia. “Let’s bring home the prize and the pride!”
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