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River Market is excited to announce this year’s ONE Prize projects.

We were thrilled to receive 10 excellent project proposals. A big thank you to the individuals and community groups that submitted an application. A jury comprised of 3 community members and a Donald’s Market staff shorted listed the project for voting by Goodness Rewards (NW) members. The following projects received the most votes and are awarded $2000 to bring them to fruition.

2018 ONE Prize Projects

Art Cafe Social Enterprise: Connecting the Arts with the community and removing barriers to employment one coffee at a time.

Integrating ESL Seniors in Our Community: Newcomer seniors, join our English classes to build confidence, learn about community services, and fun opportunities in New West.

Library on the River: Make literature personal. Turn your personal bookshelf into a community library.

About the ONE Prize

ONE Prize is a customer appreciation program and community fund started by River Market and Donald’s Market. When Donald’s Market Goodness Rewards (NW) members shop at Donald’s, the grocery store contributes 1% of every dollar spent to the ONE Prize fund.

The intent of the ONE Prize is to kick-start new projects or strengthen existing ones that contributes positively to living, working, or playing in our city. If you have a project idea, the Call for Proposals is announced every Spring.

How is the ONE Prize awarded?
This year, Goodness Rewards (NW) members collectively raised $6000. In mid April, the proposals received will be shortlisted by a jury for final voting by Goodness Rewards (NW) members. Goodness Rewards (NW) members will vote for their favourite projects through online ballots. Only members who signed up before December 31, 2017 will receive a ballot to vote because it is their shopping dollars from the year that contributed to the annual fund.

How do I sign up and contribute to next year’s ONE Prize fund?
Please see a Donald’s Market cashier and sign up for the Goodness Rewards Program to start contributing to the ONE Prize fund. Other questions? Please email us at: manager [at] rivermarket.ca.

2017 ONE Prize Projects

Glenbrook Ravine Enhancement Project: Come help cleanup & enhance #NewWest & #BC’s oldest public park! Get in touch with nature and connect with your community. #GlenbrookRavine

Garden at City Hall: Our Garden at City Hall will transform the City Hall lawn into a beautiful public space connecting New West residents over urban gardening.

The Secret Garden: The Secret Garden will be a space which adds value to the people in New West. It will be beautiful, peaceful and a great spot for selfies!