Friday, May 31, 2013

Kraft Celebration Tour & CONTEST! Community Is Important!

Happy Times at the Playground!
Growing up as a child in the 1970s, the summers were wide open for fun, activities and outdoor adventures!  As a 6-year old I could play outside all day long with my friends, as long as I told my mother where I was going to be--and came home for lunch and dinner.  Oh, there was one other little rule: come back home before dark!  I would come calling at my little friends' homes and ask their mothers: "Can so-and-so come out and play?  We'll just be staying in the neighbourhood."  

And so our little group would grow and become more merry!  We all had bicycles, so we would go on a "park hop" to the 5 or 6 playgrounds in our neighbourhood.  It was good, clean fun getting exercise and sunshine as we rode around on our bikes.  At the playground we would play in the sand and pretend to "dig to China", or swing on swing sets and pretend we were flying, or climb the jungle gym and zip down the slide, landing (on purpose) in a puddle.  The puddles were also great for some quality mud pies, which we could "sell" to one another, or pretend to eat.  We always knew to stay in our own neighbourhood.
Hanging Out at Our Skateboard Park
Although the times have changed greatly in 35 years, I do enjoy taking my 5 young kids to the playground, the park and green space, to nature trails, and to walk around our local pond.  In fact, when my husband and I bought our current home 15 years ago, we sought to be close to parks, playgrounds and green space.  We did hit the jackpot with our current location, and since that time they have even added a skateboard park nearby and some splash pads (in neighbouring communities).    

Have you heard of the Kraft Celebration Tour?  You can nominate your very own community to WIN $25,000 to improve an existing neighbourhood area (like a park, playground, skateboard park, swimming pool, splash pad, skating rink, etc), or to build a brand new one!  As part of the prize, you would also WIN a broadcast about the project on TSN!  Your imagination's the limit when choosing a project, but it should contribute to your community's passion for sports, a healthy and active lifestyle, and to building community spirit!  Enter the Kraft Celebration Tour contest here!  

Contest is open to ALL Canadian communities, and closes June 7th, 2013.  Check out the Kraft Celebration Tour Facebook page here!  For full contest rules and regulations, click here!

If YOU were to WIN $25,000 to give back to your community from the Kraft Celebration Tour, what would you use it for? What is your favourite community area where you live?

Disclosure – I am participating in the Kraft Celebration Tour Blogger Campaign. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. I would use the money to update our water park

  2. This is great! I'm heading there now to nominate my town -- we're in need of a good playground here :)

  3. I love how they are giving back to the communities and giving everyone a chance to get their community selected for a makeover.

  4. I love this program and the money it gives to communities.
    I would love to donate it to our local playground or our soccer teams. I could think of a hundred things our community could use the money for.

  5. I love this campaign! Our town has just fundraised for a skate park which is just finally being completed this spring. It's tough on communities to find enough donors to do all the things they would like.

    1. CMCM, you'll LOVE the skate park! Since ours was built it has received excellent use, and it keeps kids happily occupied and out of trouble.

  6. this is fantastic. Love that a big company is givingback


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