A big thank you to everyone on the Okotoks Kraft Hockeyville committee and all the volunteers for donating their time and countless hours towards raising awareness about the love of hockey in Okotoks, rallying votes in town and the surrounding regions, and creating an undeniable sense of community spirit.
While Okotoks didn’t make it into the top two, being selected as a top 10 finalist, we still receive $25,000 in arena upgrades. The funds will be put towards the twinning of Pason Centennial Arena, which is expected to have its construction begin by the end of 2017.
“The campaign to secure Okotoks as a finalist for Kraft Hockeyville brought our community closer together, showcased our tremendous community spirit and love of hockey, as well as the outstanding commitment of the Okotoks Kraft Hockeyville committee, volunteers, local businesses, Town staff and most importantly our residents,” said Okotoks Mayor Bill Robertson on behalf of Okotoks Council and Administration.
“We have had just a wonderful reception from Okotoks residents, businesses, schools,community organizations, hockey parents, volunteers, the media, and more, it has been incredible! Everyone has done their part to support our campaign and their dedication has been instrumental in getting us into the finals,” said Connie Drake, Co-Chair of the Okotoks Hockeyville Committee.
About Kraft Hockeyville
The top 2 finalists for Kraft Hockeyville were announced on Saturday, March 19. Congratulations to Saint-Isidore, QC and Lumby, BC on being selected as the top 2 finalists. Voting for the finalists took place on March 13 & 14 at www.KHV2016.ca