Time is running out to get your stories in to have High River named as "Hockeyville."

Committee Member Amanda Pawlitzki says the cut-off is just a couple of weeks away.

"It's 11 p.m. on February 11th, is the last kind of time we can submit. After that then Hockeyville decides the top four. And then once in the top four there's voting and judging and such."

The top four communities each receive $25,000 for rink upgrades, with the top community after voting getting $250,000.

From a release:

“We have 11 submissions from the High River community so far and I would love to see our residents unite behind this initiative and show Canada what an awesome place High River is and what amazing people we have living here,” says the Chair of the High River Kraft Hockeyville Committee, Melissa Pryor. “We need our community to help us gain Rally Points by submitting at least 100 stories to the rally page as well as sharing and interacting with our social media posts.”

The community can help boost the Rally Score by adding notes, uploading photos & videos, tweeting from the community page and interacting with the community content gallery.

Judges will base their selection on the community’s spirit and passion for hockey; examples of dedication and support of hockey; descriptions of how money would be used; and creativity and overall effort.

“We will be hosting a community rally event and hockey game at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 11 to round-up last minute entries and generate some additional social media buzz,” adds Pryor. “The community will be invited to join us for the free event at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex - more details will be shared soon, but mark your calendars now!”

Stories can be submitted until February 11 at 10 p.m. then a panel of Kraft Hockeyville judges will review nominations from February 12 to March 16.

Four finalists, two from the Western Canada and two from the Eastern Canada, will be announced on Saturday, March 17.

Final voting will take place on March 30 and 31 with the grand prize winner announced at 11 p.m. ET Saturday, March 31.

Submit stories to the High River Rally Page here: https://www.krafthockeyville.ca/community/11E7E6A985F0B0D2BCD2BB3AEA662A63

 

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