City supports “Guelph is Hockeyville”

Do you have a passion for hockey? Do you want Guelph to be the #1 hockey town in Canada?

Show your community spirit and log onto Kraft Hockeyville 2011 and share photos and stories about your love of the sport to help Guelph win this year’s Kraft Hockeyville bid.

Whether its 6:00 a.m. practice times at Exhibition Arena, cheering on former Guelph Storm players Jeff O’Neil, Todd Bertuzzi, Drew Doughty and Ryan Callahan, or the time you turned your backyard into a community skating rink for budding NHLers, all stories and photos aid our community in striving for the top spot.

The top ten communities are chosen by an in-house panel, which makes their selections based on community spirit, originality and passion for hockey. The top five communities are determined by a national vote. Once the top five are revealed, the public are re-invited to vote for the Grand Prize community!

The winning community receives the coveted title of “Kraft Hockeyville 2011”; $100,000 from Kraft Canada to upgrade our home arena (Exhibition Arena); and will host a pre-season NHL hockey game with a CBC broadcast from Guelph!

Even if we’re just recognized in the top five, we still receive $25,000 from Kraft Canada to upgrade the arena and will also host a CBC Hockey Night in Canada broadcast from Guelph.

So, log on and share your favourite memories about hockey in Guelph. Let’s show the country how Guelph really does make a difference!

Contest closes January 30th, 2011.

Thank you to Mike Nelson and Derek Brodie who have stepped up to lead the community’s bid.

“Guelph is Hockeyville” is also on Facebook.

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One Comment on “City supports “Guelph is Hockeyville””

  1. Terri Curtis Says:

    When my brother played minor hockey in Guelph I tried to get to every game even though he was much younger. Just standing in the crowd of parents and other spectators in a cold arena laughing and cheering on the young guys made each game memorable.

    Spending an evening or Saturday morning in an arena watching hockey was just a huge part of my family’s winter. We were all involved.

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