Local pool advances another level in online competition

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BIBLE HILL - The Scotia Pool is one step closer in its efforts to earn some extra funding.

The Bible Hill-based facility is entered in the Aviva Community Fund online competition in an attempt to receive upwards of $100,000. It just advanced to the third round, which goes until Nov. 26.

The competition is based on community voting and as of Wednesday evening the Save Scotia Pool campaign had almost 500 votes. In comparison, the Fighting For Healthy, Affordable Food in North End Halifax campaign had more than 2,300 votes.

Carolyn Croft, an avid user of the pool, told the Truro Daily News it's vital people vote for the pool once a day, every day.

"This is our last chance to get to the semi-finals so it is important for members of our community to support our efforts every day," said Croft.

"Scotia Pool is important to our community as it meets the needs of so many people. The money we get if we win will help to keep Scotia Pool open for all residents of Colchester County. Registering is simple and voting takes less than a minute a day."

The site for Scotia Pool is www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf15474

People require an email address to vote and each email address can vote once a day for a total of 15 days.

After this round of voting, 98 semifinalists will advance to the finals in early December. From there, 30 finalists will be chosen and a panel of judges will decide in January 2013 which project will receive funding.

Organizations: Scotia Pool, Aviva Community Fund, Truro Daily News

Geographic location: North End Halifax, Colchester County

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