Tangerine Announces Top 20 Finalists in #Tangerine20 Contest

Canadians to vote for favourite initiatives vying for five cash prizes, including one grand prize of $20,000

TORONTO, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Tangerine is thrilled to announce the top 20 community organizations that were selected as finalists in the #Tangerine20 contest for a chance to win one of five cash prizes, including a grand prize of $20,000.

Tangerine launched the #Tangerine20 contest in celebration of the bank's 20th year in Canada with the purpose of giving back to communities across the country by helping local organizations reach their goals a little faster. From May 23 to June 16, Canadians nominated initiatives in their communities for a chance to win a #Tangerine20 prize. To select the top 20 finalists, over 380 nominations were reviewed by Tangerine and its #BrightWayForward Council, a group of employees from across the bank who are passionate about community giving and act as internal ambassadors for Tangerine's community involvement initiatives. 

These 20 community organizations, spanning coast-to-coast, have been working hard to save up for their goals in an effort to make a positive difference in their communities. From community restoration projects to ongoing programming support, the top 20 finalists demonstrate the ability to have a lasting impact for years to come.

It's now Canada's turn to help determine the five winners! Between July 6 and July 26, 2017, Canadians are invited to go to tangerine.ca/tangerine20 to learn more about the nominees and vote for their favourite community initiative. Every vote counts, and Canadians can submit one vote per day until July 26.

The five winning initiatives will be announced on August 9, 2017 live on Tangerine's Facebook page. Prizes include a grand prize of $20,000, one $10,000 prize, two $5,000 prizes and one $2,000 prize.

#Tangerine20 Top 20 Finalists:

British Columbia

  • Enderby & District Community Resource Centre Society – Healthy Eating for Life Program (Enderby, BC)
  • Mudge Island Citizens Society – Fire and Emergency Response Building (Mudge Island, BC)
  • PACE Society – Clinic Space for Transgender Individuals (Vancouver, BC)

Prairies

  • Altamont Community Centre – Community Centre Flooring (Altamont, MB)
  • Dress for Success – Suiting Program Offering Professional Attire for Women (Calgary, AB)
  • Rail City Industries – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (Melville, SK)
  • RYSC Youth Group – Gazebo and Washrooms for Mixed-Use Community Park (Birch Hills, SK)

Ontario

  • Lonny's Smile – Camp for Kids with Special Hearts – (Toronto, ON)
  • Presqu'ile Point Lighthouse Preservation Society – Lighthouse Conservation Strategy – (Brighton, ON)
  • Thinking Forward – The Buddy Effect Bullying Prevention Program (Toronto, ON)
  • Walkabout Farm Therapeutic Riding Academy – Farm Vehicle (Haliburton Highlands, ON)

Quebec

  • Contact Ainés – Seniors Programming to Prevent Social Isolation (Quebec City, QC)
  • Cure SMA Canada – Camp for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC)
  • Soupe et compagnie des Pays-d'En-Haut – Dining Room Renovations and Accessibility Enhancements (Saint-Sauveur, QC)
  • WIAIH – Active-Action Day Centre (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Territories

  • Community Garden Society of Inuvik – Inuvik Community Greenhouse (Inuvik, NWT)
  • Northwest Territories Literacy Council – Bison Bus Mobile Family Literacy Centre (NWT)

Atlantic Canada

  • Harvest House Atlantic – Women's Addiction Recovery (Moncton, NB)   
  • Sunken Lake Scout Camp – Preparing for Our Second Century – (Wolfville, NS)
  • Twillingate Recreation Committee – Community Swimming Pool Renovations (Twillingate, NL)

More information about the top 20 finalists and the contest Rules and Regulations can be found at tangerine.ca/tangerine20.

About Tangerine
Tangerine is a direct bank that delivers simplified everyday banking to Canadians. With over 2 million Clients and close to $38 billion in total assets, we are Canada's leading direct bank. Tangerine offers banking that is flexible and accessible, products and services that are innovative, fair fees, and award-winning Client service. From no-fee daily chequing and high-interest savings accounts, a Credit Card, GICs, RSPs, TFSAs, mortgages and mutual funds through its subsidiary, Tangerine Investment Funds Ltd., Tangerine has the everyday banking products Canadians need. With over 1,000 employees in Canada, our presence extends beyond our website and Mobile Banking app to our Café locations, Pop-Up locations, Kiosks and 24/7 Contact Centres. Tangerine was launched as ING DIRECT Canada in 1997. In 2012 it was acquired by Scotiabank, and operates independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

SOURCE Tangerine

For further information: Derek Kirk, Corporate Communications, dkirk@tangerine.ca, 416 316 0149

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