Projects seek online votes for $25,000

A trio of Nanaimo community-based projects are in the running for a portion of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar’s $1 million Thanks A Million campaign.

Part of The Keg’s 40th anniversary celebration, the campaign gives 40 $25,000 grants to projects or initiatives in Keg communities across Canada and the U.S.

Online submissions were accepted at all Keg locations and the public has until June 14 to vote at for which entries they believe should receive the grants.

Nanaimo entries include: the herART Project involving homeless and at risk women, youth and girls who will be working with professional artists from the community; the Year of Giving Project providing events to bring smiles and kindness to Nanaimo’s homeless, children, youth and the elderly; and the Tune In Project helping youth learn how a professional band or recording artist works.

Contest winners will be announced June 29.

The Keg Spirit Foundation has raised more than $5 million for more than 300 youth-focused charities since 2001.