Last month, organizers of the This Lighthouse Matters contest launched the crowdfunding competition to give Canadian residences the chance to contribute to lighthouse preservation campaigns in Nova Scotia.
According to CBC, the contest was created by National Trust for Canada and the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society as an online crowdfunding competition. Over 219,000 votes were received and today, the organizers announced the top winners in three categories.
- 1st: Low Point Lighthouse ($75,000)
- 2nd: Gabarus Lighthouse ($50,000)
- 3rd: Cape Forchu Lighthouse ($25,000)
- 1st: Annapolis Lighthouse ($40,000)
- 2nd: Henry Island Lighthouse ($20,000)
- 3rd: Sandy Point Lighthouse ($10,000)
- 1st: Digby Pier Lighthouse ($15,000)
- 2nd: Neil’s Harbour Lighthouse ($10,000)
- 3rd: Battery Point Lighthouse ($5,000)
“We couldn’t possibly be more delighted. We really are over the moon. Low Point Lighthouse sits precariously close to the embankment. So that is our immediate concern – is to shore up that bank and keep the north Atlantic Ocean back.”
The National Trust for Canada also issued a statement revealing that it wants to do another funding round for more money. The media outlet added that any money that is contributed to lighthouses that didn’t win a cash prize will be matched with every dollar up to $10,000.
Natalie Bull, executive director of the National Trust for Canada, added:
“We really want all these projects to be winners.”
The campaign’s website will be open until July 31st.
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