CHASE, B.C. — The Chase Lions Club is among a number of groups in the region seeking financial assistance through the Aviva Community Fund.
The club has been fundraising for two years in order to construct a water splash park at Memorial Park in Chase as a legacy project celebrating 100 years of the international foundation.
With $100,000 raised so far, the Lions need a bit of a boost if they can reach their $300,000 goal.
"In September we put an application to Aviva Community Fund, and we put our project up to say, 'would you help fund us,'" Chase Lions Club president Beverley Iglesias said. "We were one of the selected under the community fund, which is community development. We've applied for between $50,000 and $100,000 in funding."
Iglesias says the Lions Club has been raising money for the project on their own, with no financial support from the Village. Now they're hoping the region will get behind them by voting for the splash park through the Aviva Fund.
"Development of our community is so vital," Iglesias said, "in fact, if we look at the whole positive thing about this, it's going to bring more families to Chase. With more families becomes more children in our schools and ... everybody continues to feed off of this.
The importance is if we want to keep building our community we've got to keep building facilities that inspire people to come here."
To vote for this project click here.
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