The community voted and the results are in!  Here are the community projects that will be funded by Project Impact this year.   Follow their progress on Facebook and in our on-line photo album.

You can view all of the wonderful projects pitched here

Thank you to everyone who participated!

1.  Bee Wary, Bee Wise - $500

We are the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre and the Capreol Communities in Bloom Committee and we would like to install bee houses throughout Capreol’s downtown core to provide safe habitats for these important but endangered pollinators which will help the gardens we have worked hard on.   This is one of the priority projects that has been identified by the committee  ahead of the 2018 Communities in Bloom Showcase.

*Bee houses or hotels accommodate solitary bees, which are harmless, are not aggressive, and do not form colonies.

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2.  Free Wildlife and Ecology Day Camps at Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre - $500

We are Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre and we would like to offer free day camps August 13-15th for students aged 6-12, focusing on environmental issues like wildlife-human conflict, water pollution, and pollinators and native plants. By removing the cost of admission for these camps, all students will have the opportunity to attend and learn first-hand about local environmental issues, how they can make a positive difference in their community, and where they can bring an injured, orphaned, or sick wild animal.

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3.  Seniors Helping Seniors - $500

We are the Coniston Community Garden’s Seniors and we will grow food in our community garden and greenhouse and provide a selection of fresh vegetables to those seniors who are not able to garden, or those who have limited ability, either physical or financially, to shop for fresh vegetables. We would like to partner with the Good Food Box to deliver a weekly box of vegetables to a seniors’ apartment buildings in Coniston.

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4.  Food Bank Service 2.0 - $500

I am a resident of Greater Sudbury and I would like to work towards a non-profit grocery store as a good alternative for people struggling financially to access affordable and healthy food.   While working with others towards this goal, this summer I will also share tips on couponing and other strategies for buying more with less.

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5.  Ryan Heights Community Bee Hotel and Garden Upgrades with a Spinner compost - $500

We are the Ryan Heights Neighbourhood Association and we would like to build two bee hotels to help with healthy cross pollination of our community garden and the Four Mill Urban Farm. We would also like to add a spinning composter which is very simple and easy to use, and is senior and kid friendly.

*Bee houses or hotels accommodate solitary bees, which are harmless, are not aggressive, and do not form colonies.

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6. Sign explaining First Nations history of Ramsey Lake, connecting waterways and ancestral land in the area - $500

We are the Ramsey Lake Stewardship Committee and members of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nations and we would like to erect a permanent sign in English, Anishinaabe and French with the original name of Ramsey Lake, ‘Bimitimagamising,’ and a description of the historic passage of First Nations people between Ramsey Lake and Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.  We hope to install this sign in Bell Park.

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7. Biking for Transportation and Wellness - $490

We are the Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury / Manitoulin, Victoria Street Place (VSP) and we would like to install a bike rack and fix up gently used bikes for residents at VSP, as a transportation option to access wellness opportunities in the area.   Having bikes available will teach individuals how to use bike transportation in the Sudbury area, and will provide an option for physical exercise which is a great wellness tool for mental health.

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8. Place Hurtubise and Keewatin Community Gardens - $500

We are the Place Hurtubise Community Action Group and we want to start a community garden with raised garden beds in two low income housing complexes in New Sudbury.  These gardening beds will allow many tenants, adults and children to share in their creation and maintenance, and will provide a positive sense of self-worth and community pride.   Read their brochure.

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9. Girls are strong club - $400

We are students at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School and we would like to start a club about how girls can raise their self-esteem, realize their potential, learn about body image and challenge the appearance ideal (using material from the Dove self-esteem project). It will start in our school and hopefully it will move onto other schools and community centers. 

10. Community Garden Painted Rain Barrels - $335

We are the Art Creative Homeschoolers, aged 9 to 15, and we would like to artistically paint rain barrels in community gardens, parks or public places and turn them into positive and nature-based pieces of art to motivate people from the community to participate more in community gardens. Hopefully, it would also encourage citizens to purchase rain barrels for their own use because they are environmentally friendly. 

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11.  Citizen Scientists of Junction Creek - $500

We are the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee and we would like to hold a series of monthly environmental outreach events open to the public that will feature guided walks to survey for plants and wildlife in the Junction Creek watershed. Participants will gain information about local flora and fauna in the Junction Creek ecosystem, as well as surveying techniques, data collection, and how to submit their findings, and will be connecting with nature and aiding in the restoration and conservation of the Junction Creek ecosystem in the process.

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12.  Funding for lights for our outdoor rink in Garson - $500

We are the Penman Park Association and we would like to add outdoor lights at the outdoor rink that we maintain, so we can extend our skating time into the evening for all our neighborhood families especially the children.  Our community has really rallied around this project and has brought us closer together for the good of the kids.

13.  Southgate Neighbourhood Park Clean-Up - $350

We are a group of neighbours from the Nepahwin Avenue/Walford Road/Southgate Crescent area and we would like to hold a park clean-up.  Our neighbourhood lacks a park and we are working to make the designated parkland between our three streets a usable natural space.  We’re planning a clean-up event to remove debris, trash and some of the fallen trees on the parkland to make it more accessible.

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