The Family Sustainability Project was a three day, three challenge event aimed at getting families involved in making the Town of Ajax a greener and happier place. The contest was held from September 14-16, each day having its own green theme. Families were challenged to be creative in their challenge entry and submit a video or picture as proof of them completing the tasks. The families then had their names entered into a draw to win one of three prizes!
September 14 – Get involved with your community (Society/Culture)
The winner of this challenge is the Rao family! They submitted an excellent slideshow video of children Eric (4) and Ryan (2) baking cranberry cookies for their friends! The video can be seen here.
Their name drew the $50.00 gift certificate towards the purchase of a tree or green product to enhance their home!
September 15 – Get richer, instantly (Economy)
The winner of this challenge is the Daoust family! They held a lemonade stand that managed to raise $365 for a lesser known condition that has affected one of her Ajax friends, Tuberous Sclerosis.
Their name drew the free family picnic at a reserved site at either Greenwood Conservation Area or Ajax Waterfront!
September 16 – Get connected with nature (Environment)
The winner of this challenge is the Gomes family. They decided to do two different activities including a visit to a local Farmer’s Market as well as have a family picnic at the Audley Pavilion.
Their name drew the Family Swim Pass at McLean Community Centre or Ajax Community Centre.