When I was growing up, we lived in the country, so our backyard was our playground most of the time. On special days, we would drive into town and visit a park that had big teeter tawters that were so fun to go on with my parents and siblings! When we moved into the city about half way through elementary school, it was a whole new experience for us to have friends' houses close enough to walk to, and a community park within walking distance!
I can remember when our community park got a "makeover" and how cool it was to see the new things they were adding and updating. Now that I've got my own kids who are the perfect age to visit parks, we are lucky to have a park practically in our backyard! When we first moved here it was pretty outdated and worn down, so you can imagine our excitement when they ripped it out and put a brand new one in! I've seen this happen to an old park we used to visit when I was little, living in the country, too! (They've even added a new splash park to it which is a big hit with my kids when we're in my home town, visiting Grandma & Grandpa ;)
There is so much fun to be had in your own neighbourhood! Where do you like to go, to spend your time in your neighbourhood? Do you have a place in your community that needs an update? If so, I have good news!
You can nominate YOUR community to win $25,000
to create something new or make something better!
Kraft Canada & TSN are doing their 5th-Annual Kraft Celebration Tour!
Each winning community will also host one of 10 live broadcasts of Canada's most-watched sports news program, TSN, as part of this summer's cross-country tour from August 16-25th!
To get you thinking about the possibilities,
here are some of the projects that the tour has helped happen in the past:
- building a skateboard park
- upgrading a sports field
- improving a boxing facility
- renovating a community youth centre
You can nominate your community online at kraftcelebrationtour.ca until June 7th!
Winners will be announced on June 30th.
To nominate your community, you'll submit a short essay and up to five photos explaining why your 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.
So, head over there and check it out! You can also visit their facebook page.
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.