KAWARTHA LAKES-Bobcaygeon did not win the Kraft Hockeyville competition but the community spirit has really shone through.
The village was one of the four finalists in the competition and each finalists will receive $25,000. The winner receives $250,000 and the chance to host an NHL game.
The entire City of Kawartha Lakes and beyond came together to vote for Bobcaygeon. Residents placed signs on their lawns, displays of hockey memorabilia and numerous social media posts urging people to vote.
Councillor Kathleen Seymour-Fagan commented, “Everyone showed how important the arena is by rallying for the Kraft Hockeyville contest, sending their stories and photos, and spending hours voting. Thank you to the whole town for that, and to our volunteers who got behind our Hockeyville entry, bringing everyone together for this great cause.”
Resident Mike Mudie nominated Bobcaygeon for Kraft Hockeyville and Ann Adare has been instrumental in rallying the community.
Adare commented, “Congratulations to Elsipogtog First Nation in their grand prize win and to all communities in the top 4 who worked so hard for their arenas. Thank you to Kraft Hockeyville for reminding us all what we can accomplish when we work together.”
The community of Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick won the competition by getting the most votes according to Kraft Hockeyville.
Congratulations to all!