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Two local schools are celebrating.

Dryden’s Open Roads School and New Prospect School are both feeling the community’s support. The two schools were top-ten finalists in the Tbaytel Good Schools Program, and after 61,024 votes were cast, both placed within the top-five.

The program is a celebration of local projects that would help to build stronger and healthier northern Ontario communities. Each top-five finalist receives a grant of $1,250 to put towards a project of their choice.

Open Roads School received 10,198 votes for Project Water Safety. The grant will be used to purchase canoes for students to practice water safety, before their annual four-day canoe trip to White Otter Castle. 

New Prospect School received 2,378 votes to put towards the construction of an outdoor rink. The outdoor rink would be used in the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board’s Hockey Academy Program, as well as to teach students about rink maintenance. The rink project is in collaboration with the City of Dryden, Dryden High School’s construction class, skating coach volunteers, as well as staff and students. 

"Tbaytel for Good called upon the region to get innovative with their ideas for doing more good in their schools and communities this fall,” said Amy Meunier, Director of Marketing and Communications. “Our Tbaytel judges were truly impressed with the quality and diversity of ideas submitted. From unique art festivals and creating sensory community spaces to innovative ways of engaging children in difficult dialogue, and unique programs that help youth in transition to adulthood, we know that northern Ontario is willing and ready to make our region a better place. We would like to thank everyone who participated,” she said.

In total, $16,250 in grants were awarded to five schools and two not-for-profit organizations.

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