Vote online now to help new youth centre land $25,000 grant

Hey New West: our teens need your help. And all you have to do is visit a webpage and click a button.

The new Youth Centre at Moody Park is *thisclose* to winning $25,000 in the Kraft Celebration Tour contest. Up against only one other project in B.C. the youth centre campaign needs your votes to win. In addition to the money, the winning project will also get a live TSN SportsCentre broadcast in the community.

Take a moment please, and vote online during the 24-hour period the contest is open (from Friday, July 23 at 9am to Saturday, July 24 at 8:59am). New Westminster’s Youth Centre @ Moody Park will compete against a curling club project in Nelson, BC.

“While I’m happy to say it is an honour to be chosen as a finalist, I’d be over the moon if our Youth Centre @ Moody Park won this contest,” said Mayor Wayne Wright in a City media release. “Nelson will be tough competition but the community spirit we have in New Westminster gives us the edge.”

The Kraft Celebration Tour allows for multiple voting during the 24 hour voting period.

“I’ll be asking everyone I know to vote for New Westminster on July 23rd,” said Mayor Wright. “It’s something I’ve never said before but I’m happy to say it now: vote early and vote often!”

Information on when and how to vote online will be posted on the city website at Voting rules for choosing the Top 10 Communities can be found at

The $25,000 will go towards furnishing and equipping New Westminster’s first civic facility dedicated to youth. The Youth Centre @ Moody Park project was nominated by local resident and Century House member Vance McFadyen.

The winner in the New Westminster – Nelson contest will be announced on TSN’s Sportscentre on July 26. Go Youth Centre, go!

4 Replies to “Vote online now to help new youth centre land $25,000 grant”

  1. Councillor Cote and I are still voting at 3 a.m. We have a bet to see who can hold out the longest. Keep going, New West!

  2. The Youth Centre is great for our Youth, it provides them with education and social skills, my local Youth Centre has helped well over one thousand, december 17th 2010! Merry Christmas

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