Community spirit, enthusiasm and drive were evident in Sylvan Lake’s bid for the Kraft Hockeyville title over the weekend.
Sylvan Lake was among the Top 16 communities when the first round of voting began Saturday evening. For 48 hours votes were accumulated by dedicated people who believe our community can win.
Organizers fully expect the tremendous effort by residents, friends and neighbours from Sylvan and many other communities will vault us into the Top 4 when the next announcement is made during Hockey Night in Canada this Saturday (Mar. 15).
Now we need to spread our tentacles wider and garner support from people across the country, encouraging them to support Sylvan Lake in the next round of voting, said Sylvan’s committee chairman Graham Parsons.
Another intense 48 hour period of voting will begin at 10 p.m. MST Saturday night and Sylvan Lake (of course we’ll be there) needs to tabulate hundreds of thousands of votes to move into the Top 2 which will be announced Mar. 22.
Then, when we’re the only western community, competing against an eastern community, we again need 48 hours of commitment to put us over the top in voting, said Parsons.
He asked everyone to contact friends and business associates across Canada to gather support and encourage voting for Sylvan Lake. Do it now, don’t wait until the announcement, he added. Be prepared!
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