Participatory Budget District 5 2018

District 5 Participatory Budgeting at the Findlay Community Centre in 2017

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 or by phone at 902-490-6982. Hope to see you on Tuesday.

St. George’s Tennis Club
Requesting: $10,000
Project: Replacement of court lighting with energy efficient LED lighting; flooring & washroom upgrades; new playground set.

Back to the Sea Society
Requesting: $10,000
Project: Feasibility study to determine location of proposed collect-and-release aquarium for the Dartmouth waterfront.

Banook Canoe Club
Requesting: $5,000
Project: Replace gym-side fire escape stairwell and supporting structures; replace expired weight room equipment.

Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club
Requesting: $5,000
Project: Replace existing exterior lighting with new LED high efficiency lighting.

Senobe Aquatic Club
Requesting: $5,000
Project: Purchase new boat trailer for the club.

Halifax Cycling Coalition
Requesting: $8,000
Project: Purchase of active transportation monitoring equipment for District 5.

Back to Our Roots Urban Farm
Requesting: $3,100
Project: Design and installation of large welcome sign and small plant identification/information signage.

Victoria Children’s Centre
Requesting: $10,000
Project: Purchase and installation of a natural playground space.

Re-Imagining Atlantic Harbours League
Requesting: $5,000
Project: Dartmouth shoreline educational panel on watershed management

MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning
Requesting: $4,715
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
Requesting: $10,000
Project: Replacement of outdated equipment; purchase of new equipment for use by older persons, youth and persons with disabilities.

Dartmouth Dragon Boat Association
Requesting: $10,000
Project: New dock at Graham’s Grove park on Lake Banook.

Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society
Requesting: $10,000
Project: Development of historic landscape plan and garden infrastructure for Evergreen House and Quaker House.

North Woodside Community Centre
Requesting: $9,000
Project: Facility washroom renovations.


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