“You have the potential of winner more money by being supported by a brokerage, which we have two insurance brokerages backing us, so we qualify for that,” President of the North Peace Family Superpark, Jaandi Roemer said. “And then, because we’ve been doing all of our sharing and, you know spreading the word and getting in the votes, we also qualify for the wild card which is another $5,000”
Roemer says she’s under the impression that maximum allowable funding for each contest winner is $150,000.
Roemer has also most recently disposed a donated cheque for $3,000 and as it stands, the savings account for the Superpark is resting on approximately $27,000.
A phone call from Aviva Insurance has also left Roemer feeling positive about the potential Superpark winnings.
“I got phone call from them yesterday and they wanted more information on us; they wanted to know specifically ‘if we gave you this money, would it be spend right way?’
Roemer say she responded with “Yes, if you give me the money, I could spend it within a year.”
Roemer goes on to say she’s also been exchanging emails and phone calls with the City of Fort St. John and the Peace River Regional District in an effort to create a partnership.
“A lot is going on right now; a lot I can’t talk about because it’s in the mix… mostly with the Regional Directors, trying to get them more on board and see if they want to come to the table and have a discussion, and talk about getting this project off of the ground.”
As for support coming from the surrounding community, Roemer says “I can’t even talk about how I feel” because every time “I get goosebumps on my cheek, literally.”
“Three years ago I had the tiny little group with 256 people and I thought ‘look at me go – 250 people,’ and now we have 1,600 on our page.”
Roemer adds, “Without the community, we aren’t anything – we’re just people with a vision.”
Round three of the competition ends November 24, the semi-finals are December 1, and the finals will take place sometime in January, according to Roemer.
“Stay positive and believe in us; and we will make it happen,” Roemer concludes.
Don’t forget to vote online for the Superpark by following this link.
In the meantime, enjoy this Youtube video of Roemer’s son Wyatt ‘enjoying winter.’