Participatory Budgeting 2018 Results

Participatory Budget 2018 at the Findlay Community Centre

It was a busy evening at the Findlay Community Centre. A total of 444 District 5 residents cast ballots in our second participatory budgeting night to award $50,000 in funding to community groups. The rain certainly didn’t keep people away! Below are the results:

  1. Victoria Children’s Centre $10,000
    Project: Purchase and installation of a natural playground space.
  2. Back to Our Roots Urban Farm $3,100
    Project: Design and installation of large welcome sign and small plant identification/information signage.
  3. MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning $4,715
    Project: Purchase of lighting equipment for film and photography programs;  purchase of digital piano for songwriting, sound engineering and music theatre programs
  4. North Woodside Community Centre $9,000
    Project: Facility washroom renovations.
  5. Back to the Sea Society $10,000
    Project: Feasibility study to determine location of proposed collect-and-release aquarium for the Dartmouth waterfront.
  6. Senobe Aquatic Club $5,000
    Project: Purchase new boat trailer for the club.
  7. Banook Canoe Club $5,000
    Project: Replace gym-side fire escape stairwell and supporting structures; replace expired weight room equipment.
  8. Dartmouth Dragon Boat Association $3,185 (partial award)
    Project: New dock at Graham’s Grove park on Lake Banook.

Thanks to everyone who came out and many thanks to the hardworking staff in the Council support office who volunteered their time to make the evening run, especially my coordinator Jenn Weagle who did the organization lifting. Thank you all.