In early January, Salmon Arm was nominated for the Kraft Hockeyville
competition. Since that time, the community has worked hard to submit their stories and photos and participate in a number of Hockeyville events. We’ve done a great job of telling the world why Salmon Arm is Hockeyville! The submission phase of the competition has now closed and we are waiting for the big announcement on March 8 during Hockeynight in Canada. This is when they will announce the top 16 communities.
|These top 16 communities are determined by a panel of judges from Kraft, CBC and NHL, who are currently reviewing all of the submissions received on the Hockeyville website. If
selected as a top 16 community, Salmon Arm will proceed immediately to
the voting phase. Voting will open on March 8 immediately following the
top 16 announcement and will remain open for the next 2 days. You can
vote as many times as you want during this 2 day period – and we will
need all the help we can get!!
If you are away like I will be you can still vote. It’s all done on the Kraft Hockeyville website. From there, it will be narrowed down to the top 4 communities based on number of votes, and a further round will take it down to top 2 and finally the first place announcement. We can do this! Imagine $100,000 for Shaw Centre upgrades, being featured on CBC and a pre-season NHL hockey game in Salmon Arm!
Prize packages include:
Top 16 communities - $25,000 for arena upgrades
Top 4 communities - $50,000 for arena upgrades
Top 2 communities - $100,000 for arena upgrades
First Place - $100,000 for arena upgrades, Pre-season NHL game held in hometown, CBC feature episode on your community.
Stay tuned for upcoming information on voting stations and other Hockeyville events coming up!
Important upcoming dates:
March 8 – Top 16 communities announced on Hockeynight in Canada
March 8 – Voting opens on the krafthockeyville.cbc.ca
March 10 – Voting closes to determine top 4
Questions about Hockeyville?
Salmon Arm Economic Development Society