Vote for Parksville Community Park

Parksville Beach in the running to be deemed one of the greatest places in Canada

It’s down to the wire to vote in the 2014 Great Places in Canada contest, and Parksville Community Park is in the running.

With just a few days of voting left, it’s a mad dash to the finish line for the 32 locations in the race to be named one of this year’s Great Places in Canada.

Voting closes midnight on September 25. Help decide the winners by casting your vote at www.greatplacesincanada.ca.

“The competition is keen between these communities as they vie for the title, and the bragging rights that go with it,” says Michael Gordon, President of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) which hosts the competition.

In accordance with the rules of the contest, the votes have been hidden on the website.

“We removed the standings last week as we want to keep the outcome a secret until the winners are officially announced,” Gordon said.

Six locations will take home the honours, either as People’s Choice winners based on overall numbers of votes, or as the Grand Prize winners based on planning excellence and as determined by Canadian planners.

Each Grand Prize-winning place will receive a beautiful steel plaque to mark the place for all to see and enjoy in the years to come.

Other B.C. places that have been nominated include Sproat Lake in Port Alberni, South End in Nanaimo and the White Rock Pier and Promenade.

— Submitted by CIP

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