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Voting Is Open: RE/MAX Banner Will Donate $500 to Local Charities This June!

RE/MAX Banner’s Community Care Program Poll is now open!  This June, we will donate $500 to assist local charities, causes and fundraising events with their work in our communities.

Agent Reg White, presenting the Homeless Animal Protection Society with our May Community Care Program cheque.

The voting has officially opened and the charities, causes and fundraising events listed below have been entered into the Poll on our Facebook page (click the Community Care Poll tab on the left to vote!).

Supporters of these causes should share the RE/MAX Banner Real Estate Facebook Page with as many people as possible and vote in the poll for your favourite entry! Voting runs until midnight on June 30, 2017, so make sure to get your votes in as soon as possible!

Depending on the votes, we may give the full $500 to the top finisher, or if it’s a tight race, we may divide the money up between a few different groups. We will let the votes decide!

The Community Care Program runs every month and groups who do not receive funds are encouraged to apply again. Over the past 20 years, RE/MAX Banner Real Estate has contributed more than $150,000 to various causes.

Information about each applicant follows, as submitted by the nominee in the order which they were received.

David Morse Memorial Field Renovation project

Behind West Kings High School is a Sports field which is in the process of being renovated to bring it up to standards which will allow for safe sporting activities to be conducted. However, the field is unprotected from All Terrain Vehicle traffic and therefore it is being damaged on a regular basis. This creates an unsafe surface for athletes and the student population who use the field during the school day as well. The location has been named after the late David Morse as he was a local advocate for youth recreation and physical activity.

The planning Committee has divided the project up into phases and phase #1 is to have a protective fence installed surrounding the entire property which is owned by the AVRSB. This will hopefully stop the dirt bike and ATV damage from occurring while allowing for a safe and enjoyable environment for all students and community groups who may be users of the facility. The bid has gone out to tender and we expect the work to begin at the end of the school year and be completed by Sept 2017. We hope to create a recreational environment which is worthy of it’s wonderful namesake and community volunteer and youth advocate David Morse.

 

TLC Animal Shelter

Our organization has been in the Digby area for approx.30 yrs.We are a charitable organization and depend on donations to keep our doors open . Our staff consists of Volunteers. We are always overwhelmed with the population of cats and kittens that find themselves abandoned outside our doors. Though the population and our expenses steadily increase we find donations are decreasing dramatically . The TLC Animal Shelter strives and struggles to continue to be a safe haven for abandoned and abused animals .This is not an easy task and is a 24-7 effort .We do this for the love of animals and hate to think what fate these animals would be exposed to if our doors were ever to close .

 

Aldershot Elementary Playground

We are working hard to raise funds for a playground at Aldershot Elementary. It was all tore out last fall unexpectedly, leaving the kids with just dirt and an empty yard. We are working hard on raising the necessary funds to replace the equipment. We still need help to reach our goal, this $500 would greatly be appreciated to help our efforts!

 

Riptide Rollers Association

The Riptide Rollers are the local roller derby league for the Annapolis Valley. We are an inclusive, supportive group who are training to become a competitive team while promoting women in sport. Roller derby, and refereeing derby, is something you can get involved in without having any previous experience in sports. We aim to serve our community by encouraging athleticism, demonstrating positive role models for women, and providing entertainment.