Voting closes for Kraft Hockeyville 2021 at 4:00 PM central time on Saturday. This year, Manitoba’s own St. Adolphe has been deemed a member of the ‘Final Four’. Until 4:00 PM on Saturday, Manitobans have the option to vote as many times as they’d like to help St. Adolphe to the Kraft Hockeyville title for this hockey season.
The winner – as announced on Saturday evening – will win $250K in arena upgrades and the opportunity to host an NHL pre-season game live on location in the coming hockey season. The three runner-up finalists will be given $25K to also be used in arena upgrades.
It started as a small outdoor hockey rink, with a shell over top and a warming shack beside it. But within a few years, a dedicated team of volunteers rallied the town of Saint Adolphe, MB and raised funds to complete the St. Adolphe Community Centre.@NHL @NHLPA @Sportsnet
— Kraft Hockeyville (@hockeyville) April 5, 2021
“In January of 2021 the St. Adolphe Arena ice plant failed and it soon became clear that major repairs would be needed. This devastating news spread quickly and the community responded by nominating St. Adolphe for Kraft Hockeyville!
As the Hockeyville rally unfolded, stories were shared of how important this community gathering space is to so many people. The rally shed light on the historical significance of community members coming together to fund and build our cherished arena in the late ‘80’s with many people taking out loans to put a roof over the outdoor ice. The rally brought out the best in St. Adolphe and it is because of our story that St. Adolphe has made it to the next round.
On March 20th, 2021 on Hockey Night in Canada, our small town of St. Adolphe, Manitoba was proclaimed one of the top 4 communities in the bid to become the next Kraft Hockeyville. Our Journey has just begun and now we need your help!
On April 9th starting at 8am CT until April 10th at 4pm CT we are asking you to join us in voting for St. Adolphe to become the first ever Manitoba community to be proclaimed Canada’s Kraft Hockeyville. Anyone over the age of 13yrs can register at www.krafthockeyville.ca and cast unlimited votes during the voting period.
The Kraft Hockeyville grand prize means we will receive $250,000 to repair our ice plant, fix a wall with significant mold damage and start the process of expanding our dressing rooms to accommodate our growing female hockey program! It also means that our little town with a passion for hockey will be able to host an NHL pre-season game, a dream come true for hockey fans young and old.
Our community may be small, but we have a huge heart and we are asking all Manitobans and Canadians to join us on April 9th and 10th. Your support means the world to us!”
To vote, please visit KraftHockeyville.ca… repeatedly.