Well it was a battle, steeped in High River tradition the town came together in their homes,
at the Snodgrass and other coffee nooks and crannies through the town to vote from Friday
till Saturday at 6:30pm. Most were confident at the Cargill Fieldhouse leading up to the
LIVE Sportsnet Hockey Night announcement from Garry Bettman President of the NHL that
High River had a legitimate shot to win the crown. When the announcement came, the Fieldhouse
gathering were stunned and then quiet as the reality of the situation set in and High River would
have to settle for $25,000 as a finalist in the Kraft competition. In addition a $10,000 bursary from
the NHL Players Association will be a part of the runner up prize.
Two Words High River if I could. BE PROUD! What a great group got this all going with the
original leader Melissa Pryor's push and a story from Cathy Couey starting the ball rolling. The
town and others got behind this great thing and the rest is history. Congratulations to all who
helped from voters to volunteers. Enjoy the time you were together and pushing each other
to make it happen. Throw away the bad times and remember the "Good Times".
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