Kamloops projects vie for awards
The Pavilion Theatre is again up for an Aviva Community Fund award.
Voting in the annual online competition began on Monday, Oct. 1, and continues to Saturday, Oct. 15 in the first round.
There are two more rounds of preliminary voting to reduce the number of applicants.
Semifinal voting runs from Dec. 3 to Dec. 12 and, once that is complete, finalists will be named and voting continues to Jan. 24.
Last year, the Pavilion project made it through to the semifinals but, when it became apparent it wasn’t going to move on to the finals, the people behind the project at Western Canada Theatre encouraged Kamloopsians to vote for another Kamloops submission — the PIT stop at Kamloops United Church, which eventually won its category.
Pavilion Theatre is in the category that will award a grant of up to $100,000.
The money would be used for upgrades to the theatre, its rehearsal hall and studio.
Other Kamloops projects included in the voting are the Westsyde Water Park in the category of up to $50,000 and a nature playground submitted by the Kamloops Child Development Society in the $100,000 to $150,000 category.
Registration is required and can be done online at avivacommunityfund.org/users/registration/login.
People who registered last year just need to sign in.