The Victorian Government is running a community grants initiative called Pick My Project with the aim of funding projects that benefit local communities. The public get to vote on which projects they like and the most popular ones receive the funding.
The Park & Street Challenge events have been held very successfully in Bendigo for the last few years. They are organised by two members of Bendigo Orienteers, Craig Feurherdt and Andrew Cameron. The Park & Street Challenge has been entered in Pick My Project because funds are needed to allow more events to be held.
The Park & Street challenge involves orienteering style events in the beautiful, family friendly parks and gardens of Bendigo. Participants are provided with a paper map and have up to 1 hour to locate as many of the marked locations as possible. Results are recorded using the free MapRun app that is installed on the smartphones carried by the participants.
Fun, fitness and fresh air for all ages is the goal of the Park & Street Challenge. It also a very safe way for the participants to gain their confidence in orienteering. And this makes the big step into bush orienteering easy and enjoyable. Bendigo Orienteers hopes to gain many new members who were introduced to orienteering through the Park & Street Challenge.
Bendigo Orienteers strongly encourages all of its members, aged 16 and over and living in the Bendigo area to vote for Park & Street Challenge in Pick My Project. Please ask your friends, family and others to do the same.
Voting is quick and simple, and open until 5pm, Monday 17 September:
- Go to (follow link) https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/
- Register for a Pick My Project account. If you already have an account, simply sign in.
- Select your local community by entering your suburb or address. You can then browse the project ideas in your local community and create a shortlist of your favourites including the Park & Street Challenge.
- Pick your three favourite project ideas from your shortlist and verify your mobile number. You’ll then be able to submit your votes. Make sure you vote for Park & Street Challenge.
Please view this short video (follow link) https://vimeo.com/286990377 from Craig and Andrew.