Richardson Pioneer Community Celebration Contest
The Richardson Pioneer Grey Cup Festival Community Celebration is a contest for small-to-medium sized communities in Saskatchewan who are looking to give their fundraising initiatives a boost. Six Grey Cup Community Celebrations will be awarded across the province to support community fundraising efforts. Winners will receive a $25,000 grant for an existing health and wellness initiative that focuses on sport, culture or recreation. Examples include upgrades to a recreation centre or investments in a community park.
A selection committee will narrow down the applications to eight communities. These eight communities will be announced on May 4, and a public online vote will determine the final six winners. Voting will be open to the public from May 6 to May 19, and the six winning communities will be announced on May 20.
Each of the winning communities will enjoy a day of fun as they come together to fundraise for their community’s health and wellness initiative. Events will take place from May through October, 2020. Representatives from Richardson Pioneer and the 2020 Grey Cup Festival committee will be on hand at each event to present a $25,000 cheque. The Grey Cup Festival committee will support the event planning and arrange to have the coveted championship Grey Cup trophy at each event. The event will also be attended by the 620 CKRM Rider Cheer Team members, Gainer the Gopher and Rider Alumni. Support your community while celebrating Grey Cup 2020!
Applicants must be residents of Canada and 13 years of age or older, and they cannot be professional writers, publishers, copywriters or photographers. Applications must include:
- The completed application form;
- A 1,500-4,000 word essay on why your community should be chosen, a description of your event, what the money would be used for, and a budget outlining total funds needed and total funds already raised; and
- Photos and/or video showcasing your community’s passion, commitment, and support for the initiative.