Victoria Village school needs your votes

The Victoria Village community and Sloane Public School have a good chance of winning $25,000 for upgrades to a local sports facility.

But it won’t happen without your help.

The high-needs community is the only Toronto location bidding to host this year’s Kraft Celebration Tour and receive prize money.

The tour sees Kraft and TSN teaming up to hit the road and visit 10 Canadian communities.

There are currently 20 finalists paired in 10 groups of two.

Sloane Public School put in the application, and would use the $25,000 to help build a track for use by both the 260 students who attend the school and the local community.

On July 13 and 14, Victoria Village, represented by Sloane Public School, will face off against Port Dover. The community with the most votes on that particular day will win.

Other communities will compete for votes on other dates until there are 10 winners.

Those 10 communities will then be part of a 10-day tour of live broadcasts by TSN and Sportsnet staff. Plus each of the finalists will receive $25,000 from Kraft Canada to improve a local sports site.

Area councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong said he’s hoping Sloane wins big.

“You can’t have enough sports facilities for kids in the neighbourhood,” he said. “The school is getting quite old and relies on fundraising by parents for improvements. This would be fantastic for them.”

There were originally 460 nominees from across the country and each had to demonstrate their passion for sports and healthy lifestyles.

Voting takes place online at either of the following sites.

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Voting is unlimited on the designated day.

Victoria Village is one of Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods, which is considered underserved compared to the need for recreational, cultural and other services.