Community support needed for Scotia Pool online funding competition

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BIBLE HILL – An attempt to obtain funding for Scotia Pool won’t be successful without the public’s help.

Supporters of the Scotia Pool have entered the facility in the Aviva Community Fund online competition. There are hundreds of entries chronicling community facilities and projects requiring extra funding and people are asked to go to www.avivacommunityfund.org to vote for the project of their choice.

The ‘Save Scotia Pool using green technology’ entry is designated #ACF17434 and as of early Friday it had 218 supporters and more than 960 votes.

Glenda Bower, spokeswoman for the pool, told the Truro Daily News “we need a lot more votes and a lot more people to get this to go through the whole way. We are looking for insurance brokers to give us support (too). If we get five, we get a badge and badges are worth points,” said Bower.

Voting for the first round closes Oct. 14. Those projects that are accepted into the second qualifying round will have voting open from Oct. 21 to Nov. 4, followed by a third round from Nov. 11 to 25.

“If we get the money, we use it to improve the heating system to reduce dependence on oil and therefore free up more money for programming,” added Bower.

The pool was initially expected to close last month, however, increased revenue and a pending new lease agreement with the provincial government is making it possible for Scotia Pool to remain open beyond its scheduled Sept. 30 closing date.

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

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

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