Voting underway for New West’s inaugural ONE Prize

River Market's ONE Prize
River Market's ONE Prize will give three winners a total of $5,000 to fund community initiatives in New West.

Three community-building ideas in New Westminster will get a boost from Donald’s Market and River Market, winning cash and publicity from the inaugural ONE Prize. Funded through a customer appreciation program that allocates 1% of member sales to community projects, five shortlisted projects will vie for votes in hopes of winning a portion of the $5,000 in this year’s pot.

This year’s diverse ideas include initiatives related to food, art, social media, volunteering and entrepreneurship.

The finalists this year are:

  • ARTISTS IN THE MARKET – Local artists of diverse practices showcase the fruits of their labour at River Market for everyone to enjoy!
  • NEW WE.ST CAREFULLY CURATED – Carefully curated local feeds and searches mixed with crowd sourced events, links, pictures, and conversation.
  • POPLUCK – A series of pop up dinners in open-air public spaces across the city that combine an element of surprise with a love of well-prepared, fresh, and local food.
  • SOCIAL GENERATION AWARD – What happens when we encourage young people to let their imagination go and give them seed money to get it going?
  • THANKSGIVING IN JULY – Seniors Services Society says “Thanks” to their volunteers for all that they give with a special Thanksgiving luncheon in July.

The winners will be chosen by ONE Members via online voting. The top three vote-getters will win funding for their idea, $3,000 for the most popular project and $1,000 each for the two runners-up.

If you’re not a member of the ONE Program, you can sign up at Donald’s Market.