Stewart Enters AVIVA Community Funding Contest
The Stewart Historical Society has entered a contest hoping to win money for local walking trails and a garden from a national insurance company.
The society says it would use winning from the AVIVA community fund competition to repair its nature trail, fix broken bridges, add trail markers and use the system as an outdoor classroom for the youth.
Further money would be spent to restore Stewart's community garden and place a memorial at its centre in memory of people whose graves were buried at the Old Barney's Gulch Cemetery by a mudslide in the 1960's.
So far, the society has just over 150 votes in the contest's second qualifying round. Stewart Historical Society Employee Shirley Rosichuk says they still need more support, “We're getting more excited, we just need way more support, we come from a very small community and being three and half hours away from any major centre is a little tough to pull in more people from those areas, without getting the word out to the public that hey we need some help... It would be great to see others support the project.”
The Stewart Historical Society says if this work was done it would renew their civic pride, that this will benefit all residents and visitors.
To vote you can go to http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf13461