Twin Elm Rugby Park up for $250,000 prize, however wants a lot of voting assist

Getting a $250,000 infusion of money would permit Twin Elm Rugby Park to repair large plumbing and electrical points in addition to making it extra accessible, together with including change room services for feminine referees and a gender-neutral change room.

To get the cash, Twin Elm, which is in Nepean, wants quite a lot of assist. The native rugby park has reached the Closing 4 within the Kraft/Heinz Venture Play nationwide contest. The grand prize within the three way partnership between TSN, RDS and Kraft Heinz is $250,000 for play-based infrastructure tasks. The three runners-up will obtain $25,000 every. Voting begins Oct. 18 at midday and continues by Sunday (Oct. 20) at midday. To vote for #SaveTwinElm, go to  The grand prize winner can be introduced on the finish of October on TSN and RDS.

“As a not-for-profit (group) run by volunteers, it’s tough to lift that sort of cash with the intention to do enhancements to the infrastructure as a result of we’re working on outdated electrical energy traces and water pipes which are exhibiting their age,” stated Lee Powell, president of Twin Elm Rugby Park. “One in all our essential issues is accessibility. We don’t have a handicapped washroom, it was destroyed by the water pipes busting. And we don’t have a handicapped elevate the place all of the capabilities happen on the second flooring.

“We’re hoping the entire group can get behind us and do some voting this weekend. The true secret’s voting is limitless, so folks can sit there and carry on voting.”

Twin Elm was integrated in 1973 when 4 households mortgaged their houses to buy the land. Over the many years, by volunteers and unpaid workers, Twin Elm has grown to be an international-standards facility with 5 full-sized pure grass fields, a clubhouse with males’s and ladies’s change rooms, assembly rooms and a lounge. The principle subject’s stands can accommodate greater than three,000 folks. The ability hosts Rugby Canada’s males’s and ladies’s nationwide groups in worldwide competitions, in addition to Canadian, provincial, post-secondary and native championships. The fields welcome final frisbee, contact soccer, Gaelic soccer, hurling, lacrosse, soccer and even nationwide German Shepherd competitions.


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