Chase in national competition for skatepark funding

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CHASE - Chase is battling three other Canadian towns in a contest put on by Kraft for $250,000.

The Kraft Heinz Project Play contest has been narrowed down to four projects. The Chase skate park is the only one from western Canada. It’s going up against a track and field club in Mount Pearl, N.L., baseball fields in Kenora, Ont., and nordic ski trails in Cantley, Que.

Chase has been trying to build a skate park for about a decade, according to the Project Play website. The land is already picked out, but funding for construction hasn’t been found.

The competition awards $250,000 to the project with the most online votes. Voting starts July 25. Once the vote starts, more information will be released about when the grand prize will be awarded.

The Lillooet Rec Centre playground recently won a similar contest with BCAA Play Here. The community space will receive $100,000 towards playground equipment after a B.C.-wide online vote.

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