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Qayqayt playground makes final
The QayQayt playground is a finalist in the Aviva Community Fund competition.
Qayqayt is competing in the medium idea ($50,000 to $100,000) category to help fund a playground at the new elementary school currently being constructed at Agnes and Merrivale streets in New Westminster.
The field of 92 semifinalists from across Canada has been whittled down to 30 with all of the finalists being guaranteed at least $5,000 in the $1 million competition.
Provincial funding for construction of the school that will house about 500 students from kindergarten to Grade 5 and is expected to open in September 2014 does not include money for a playground.
The playground's proponents launched a social media campaign to get people to vote for the project online. However, the final decisions are up to Aviva's judges with the winners announced Jan. 28.