Nanaimo schools miss out on nationwide funding competition

NANAIMO – Ecole Quarterway Elementary and McGirr Elementary School not among the winners of the AVIVA Community Fund.

Aviva Canada, an insurance company, announced the winners of its Community Fund on Tuesday but Nanaimo’s Ecole Quarterway Elementary and McGirr Elementary School were not among the 13 winners.

Both Ecole Quarterway Elementary and McGirr Elementary School had playground improvement projects and were among the finalists.

The winners instead hailed from various parts of eastern Canada, including New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. The winning projects ranged from school playground improvements to hospital and cancer clinic improvements.

The annual AVIVA Community Fund allowed schools, organizations and non-profits from across the country to submit improvement projects that aim to better the local community.

For more information on the winners, please visit www.avivacommunityfund.org.