The Battlefords Boys & Girls Club is one of 10 Canadian respite charities up for a possible $125,000 in a nationwide philanthropic contest.
The contest is organized iA Financial Group, who are encouraging people to vote for one of the 10 finalists in a contest to receive that grand prize donation. The public has until Nov. 29 to go to donations-contest.ia.ca/community and vote for the charities and the projects they consider the most inspiring.
A call for entries in September resulted in applications from across the country and ten finalists were selected, with Battlefords Boys & Girls Club being the lone Saskatchewan entry.
According to the contest’s news release, the donation from iA Financial Group would “help the Club support even more people through its Drop-In initiative, which includes quality educational and recreational programs, healthy meals, interaction with positive models and essential emotional support.”
Even if they do not win the $125,000 grand prize, Battlefords Boys & Girls Club is guaranteed $10,000 as a finalist. Second and third place finishers will be awarded $50,000. Winners will be revealed Dec. 12.