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River Market and Donald’s Market are excited to announce the winners of this year’s ONE Prize. Each of the projects will be awarded the $2000 prize. Learn more about them below.

We were thrilled to receive 29 excellent project proposals. A big thank you to the individuals and community groups that submitted an application.


Winning Project

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!


Shortlist Projects

Our View From Here: A New West inspired exhibition of paintings & pottery by artists of The Colour Collective, who are overcoming disability through their art.

RCMT’s Musical in Concert! : For ONE NIGHT ONLY – RCMT Presents a Full Musical in Concert presented directly on the Massey Theatre Stage

Boomerang Bags New West: Help make cloth bags for distribution by local merchants so shoppers can use a recyclable cloth bag instead of a plastic bag.

The Poppy Project: New Westminster is invited to lend a hand in a community art project to make a blanket of knitted red poppies to be displayed and to be a focal point of remembrance.

Reconciliation Bottle Cap Mural Project: New West students create reconciliation-inspired community art with thousands of bottle caps saved from local landfill #ONEPrize


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 an 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 March, we announced a call for project ideas. The 29 proposals received were shortlisted by a jury for final voting by Goodness Rewards (NW) members. This year, the jury consisted of one staff from Donald’s Market and five community members. Goodness Rewards (NW) members then voted for their favourite projects through online ballots. Only members who signed up before the year’s end received 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 help 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: one[at]rivermarket.ca.