UPDATE: Joe's Place gets $50,000 miracle
Friends and staff of Joe's Place, Moose Jaw, Sask.
Joe’s Place emerged last night as one of eight winners of the Aviva Community Fund contest. They’ve been awarded $50,000 to build their much-needed kitchen.
"When I heard that we had won $50,000, I just couldn’t believe it," Joe Dueck told the Moose Jaw Times-Herald. "It seemed so impossible to win this thing. I’m a positive guy, but for small town Saskatchewan to win something like this is a really big deal."
To top it off, from all the winners from across Canada, they’ve been selected to appear on CTV’s Canada AM Breakfast with Jeff Wednesday morning from 5 to 8 a.m. Jeff Hutchison will broadcast live from Joe’s Place in Moose Jaw.
Tripmeter, a rock band from Caronport made up of Briercrest grads, will be among the guests and are slated to perform.
Joe's Place's project, called Hungry for Hope, was a contender the AVIVA Community Fund project, which gave a total of $500,000 to Canadian projects dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Joe’s Place proceeded through three peer voting rounds and a judging round. Results were announced 11 p.m. yesterday.