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Lillooet and Victoria Both Win $100,000 Toward New Playgrounds

July 13, 2016

In a surprise twist, two communities have won $100,000 for new playgrounds from the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA). BCAA Play Here and its partners will now deliver two, $100,000 play space transformations to the Lillooet Education & Cultural Centre (REC) and Victoria’s Torquay Elementary School. 

The two winners were among over 500 play space nominations from across British Columbia. The public cast over 300,000 votes to decide which of five finalists should receive the $100,000 play space revitalization.

“Lillooet and Victoria were neck and neck through the voting period, frequently swapping the lead. The two communities have very different stories but both have real need for a new play space,” says Shawn Pettipas, Community Manager, BCAA. “We ultimately decided to declare two winners and found a way to deliver exciting new play spaces to children in both communities. We can’t wait to get to work!”

To make the first year of BCAA Play Here even more special, the three other finalists will each receive a surprise $20,000 contribution towards making their play space projects a reality.

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