More Reasons to Donate to “Find Your Place Downtown” Sign Campaign
The campaign to secure $40,000 for new wayfinding signs downtown has received a boost of support thanks to the Municipal Cultural Action Plan (MCAP). The MCAP has confirmed it will match donations to the “This Place Matters – Find Your Place Downtown” competition up to $3001.
“The Municipal Cultural Action Plan committee elected to support this initiative because it aligns closely with the actions identified in our community’s Culture Plan,” said Judy MacLeod Campbell, Arts and Cultural Coordinator at the City of Prince Albert. “One of the stated goals of the Plan is to enhance cultural signage, support the downtown strategic plan, and promote the city’s cultural and heritage resources.”
The MCAP is supported by a grant from SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund.
The entry with the most online votes receives $40,000 in addition to any money raised through the crowdfunding. People and businesses are encouraged to vote online daily at https://thisplacematters.ca/. and donate to the campaign until November 15. For every dollar funded to the project, the entry is credited one vote (you do not have to donate to vote daily).
The Find Your Place Downtown project is to install wayfinding signs on major roads coming into the city to encourage tourists and travelers to come downtown, as well as signs in the downtown core, directing people to major attractions including shopping, arts and historic buildings. A sample created by the PADBID includes a historic picture of Prince Albert at the top of each of the signs. The back of each sign will display art related to the downtown created by the youth of Prince Albert. This art will be selected in the coming months through a competition to be coordinated by the Prince Albert Historical Museum.
In conjunction with the City of Prince Albert, Prince Albert Historical Society, a local architect and the Mann Art Gallery, PADBID has set a crowdfunding goal of $10,001 in the nation-wide competition that features nine entries in the Town Beacon portion.