Thursday, January 15, 2009

Terrace makes it to the final ten!

Like an anxious hockey player trying to make the big team, Terrace has survived the latest coach's cuts. As the CBC announced the lucky ten communities that will now continue their journey to be Kraft Hockeyville 2009.

The Northwest entry in the Kraft Hockeyville competition has made it into the next round, facing off against nine other Canadian communities for the right to call themselves Hockeyville for the year and bring in a number of prizes from the sponsors of the project.

7100 communities began the journey last fall and Terrace showing a good deal of community spirit thus far has managed to stay alive in the competition and now is in as good a position of any of the ten to claim the title.

Terrace is hoping to still be standing when the knock outs finish off with a final five showdown phase that will begin on January 25th during the All Star game.
The on line voting to select those final five communities will continue on until January 18th, We can vote in any number of ways, from the online vote at CBC or we can phone it in with a call to 1-866-533-8066, those with quick thumbs can vote by text message using VOTE + community name to 222111 (standard text message rates apply).

Among the competitors that Terrace faces in its quest for success are: Harbour Grace, N.L.,
Stanley, N.B. ,Acton Vale, Que., Thetford Mines, Que., Elmira, Ont., Lincoln, Ont., Humboldt, Sask., La Broquerie, Man. and Penticton, B.C.

The Progress of the competition now that it's in the home stretch can be followed at the CBC site or on the Facebook page that has been created for followers of the competition.

If Terrace should prevail when this years Hockeyville is announced, they will be receiving some pretty impressive rewards for their efforts, an NHL pre-season game played in the local arena and $100,000 in arena upgrades as well as some valuable public relations time as they will be featured in a one-hour special to be aired on CBC-TV in September 2009.

Even coming up a little short has its rewards as the other four finalists receive $25,000 in arena upgrades from Kraft.

However, if you've made it this far, they may as well go for the gold.

The voting lines are now open, so as they say vote early and vote often!

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