Hey there to all my fellow Canadians! I have been working on winning a huge contest here in Canada called 'Hockeyville' and have entered my town as a contender. So far, we are doing really well, but come March 8th, we will need a lot of votes to make it to the Top 5!
The winning community of the contest will receive 100,000 dollars to upgrade their local arena (which we badly need) and get to host a pre-season NHL game on their home ice. A dream come true for most Canadians!
At the moment, we don't even know if we are in the Top 10, but I have been interviewed by CBC and Radio Canada twice and we are sure there is a lot of interest in our little town. But we will only find out during the CBC Hockey Night in Canada show on March 8th. Our town is called Saint Raymond, Quebec and if we make it to the top 10 we will need Canada's vote to make it to the Top 5.
I'm just putting out some feelers here, so if you would consider voting for us, please let me know and I will post all the information as soon as it becomes available.
Thanks in advance!
Oh yeah, and check out our town on the Hockeyville site here:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/hockeyv … ndex.shtml
Megan Ricci aka Megs78
i hope you like it susan! of course there is a lot of french stories but you will find the english ones as you sift through!
thanks for your support!
I would love to say Nordiques, but of course they are not NHL...yet But I do love the Montreal Canadians!
...sure i'll vote for your town...so...i just go to the hockeyville site i guess...i'll check out the url.
hi there, the initial vote isnt until march 8th at 9pm to determine the top 5. voting is open for 5 days and then they show the top 5 on hockey night in canada and then there is another vote to determine the winner. i will give all the info when the time comes. we need all the votes we can get so thanks for considering us
oh où sont mes manières? bonjour dans le Québec 'hubbers' et le reste de 'hubbers' canadien!
Le grec un, vous savez que vous aimez le nordiques!
EXACTLY Like you just wrote.. the paraphrase.. "GO Leafs Go!"
Here is an update on the Hockeyville Contest! On February 19th, our little town welcomed a tv crew from CBC (canadian broadcasting company) to do a report on our passion for hockey. It was a lot of fun and we were able to show the crew some things they had never seen before. I will post the links to youtube so you can see for yourself. In two weeks we will know if we made it to Top 10 when they broadcast the show on March 8th. On that date, if we have made it to top 10, voting starts at 9:01 pm ET. I still need all of you and I will put all the info on here as soon as it gets closer to the date. Meanwhile, ifyou have any ideas on how to accumulate votes, I would appreciate any tips. for the next two weeks our committee will be working on a voting campaign and we can use all the help we can get. THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Here is a link to watch some of the video from Saint Raymond:
Its not long, but just shows you some of the ideas we had to prove to CBC and Canada that we are very passionate about hockey. The full version of the day will be shown on the Kraft Hockeyville Top 10 show on March 8th at 9pm ET.
Here is another link where you can go to see some pictures of Saint Raymond that were taken by the journalist's iphone!
The cameraman is filming my daughter skating on the ice trails in our neighbours backyard. In another picture you can see us all on the ice at our arena holding a Saint Raymond banner. I am standing close to Alain Cote (ex-Nordique) whose wearing the blue Nordique jersey. I have a purple tuque. We also had Joe Juneau (NHL) who lives in Saint Raymond with us on the ice and JOUFFLU, our town mascot.
Is the voting still open and is it allowed for a UK resident to vote for your town? If so I would love to help ya out
Hey Kirsten, the voting opens on March 8th at 9pm eastern time, which I am not sure the time is for you. but i can find out. and yes, i think you can vote. I will put up all the information for you when it becomes available and closer to the date so watch out for me! thanks so much
10 DAYS UNTIL VOTING BEGINS! STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION! VOTING IS OPEN TO ANYONE IN THE WORLD WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ALL OF YOU VOTE FOR US! THANKS EVERYONE
6 MORE DAYS LEFT! VOTING STARTS ON MARCH 8TH AT 9:01 PM EASTERN TIME.
Information for voting:
By phone: 1-866-533-8066
By internet: www.krafthockeyville.com
Don't forget it doesnt start until March 8th, and I will definitley update before then. Our town is Saint Raymond Quebec.
Please vote for us! its easy and will make a world of difference for us! please!
IS ANYONE VOTING HERE??? PLEASE? PRETTY PLEASE?? PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE???
Actually, I'm really hoping that I can reach the hubpages community. its incredible what this community can do when they put their mind to something and can accomplish amazing things! I hope you see my case as worth the time to vote. I imagine the hubpages community has a bigger population than Canada itself So if all of you vote...I'm in business! Thanks for taking the time everyone, it means so much to me.
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