A week from now on November 6th, participatory budgeting returns to District 5 to award $50,000 in District Capital funds to local community groups. All District 5 residents are eligible to vote for five projects, including kids and permanent residents, so bring the whole family, your friends, and neighbours. This is your chance to have a direct say in how district funds are spent. The goal of participatory budgeting is to engage residents and build stronger community ties. Come vote, meet your neighbours, and checkout all the nonprofits that are doing great things in our community.
Voting will take place at the Findlay Community Centre between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m on November 6th. The various community groups will be on hand to explain their projects and make their pitch science fair style. You can find a full list of the 14 projects below. If you have any questions, please contact my coordinator Jenn Weagle by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 902-490-6982. Hope to see you on Tuesday.
St. George’s Tennis Club
Project: Replacement of court lighting with energy efficient LED lighting; flooring & washroom upgrades; new playground set.
Back to the Sea Society
Project: Feasibility study to determine location of proposed collect-and-release aquarium for the Dartmouth waterfront.
Banook Canoe Club
Project: Replace gym-side fire escape stairwell and supporting structures; replace expired weight room equipment.
Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club
Project: Replace existing exterior lighting with new LED high efficiency lighting.
Senobe Aquatic Club
Project: Purchase new boat trailer for the club.
Halifax Cycling Coalition
Project: Purchase of active transportation monitoring equipment for District 5.
Back to Our Roots Urban Farm
Project: Design and installation of large welcome sign and small plant identification/information signage.
Victoria Children’s Centre
Project: Purchase and installation of a natural playground space.
Re-Imagining Atlantic Harbours League
Project: Dartmouth shoreline educational panel on watershed management
MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning
Project: Purchase of lighting equipment for film and photography programs; purchase of digital piano for songwriting, sound engineering and music theatre programs
Dartmouth Lawn Bowls Club
Project: Replacement of outdated equipment; purchase of new equipment for use by older persons, youth and persons with disabilities.
Dartmouth Dragon Boat Association
Project: New dock at Graham’s Grove park on Lake Banook.
Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society
Project: Development of historic landscape plan and garden infrastructure for Evergreen House and Quaker House.
North Woodside Community Centre
Project: Facility washroom renovations.