Some great news has just come my way and I think everyone will want to read it.
So I am just going to add that I hope everyone will take the time to vote for one of our Cape Breton locations on July 22th, lets help make a difference for one of our communities. They are both great areas and it will be difficult to decide which area to vote for but pick one and lets make this happen. Which ever one you vote for be it Ingonish Beach or Port Hood it will make a great back drop for the live broadcast of SportsCentre. I would like to congratulate both locations for being chosen to compete in the finals-Good luck to you both.
Get the vote out!!
O Canada... it's time to rock the vote! Following an outpouring of Canadian pride from coast to coast, Kraft Canada and TSN on Friday revealed the Top 20 communities selected as finalists for the Kraft Celebration Tour.
As announced earlier Friday exclusively on SportsCentre, the Top 20 communities have been paired up and will be narrowed down to 10 tour stops for the Kraft Celebration Tour through 10 days of head-to-head online voting from July 11 to 22.
Canadians can vote for their favourite nominations by visiting KraftCelebrationTour.ca or Tourneedecelebrationkraft.ca. Voting for each match-up is unlimited and runs from 12 noon ET each weekday for a 24-hour period. Results of each vote are announced the following day on SportsCentre on TSN and SPORTS 30 on RDS.
Leading up to each vote, SportsCentre and SPORTS 30 will profile each match-up with a look at both communities and their proposed community improvement projects.
The Top 20 communities, along with the match-ups and scheduled voting dates, are as follows:
Monday, July 11: Armstrong, BC vs. Creston, BC
Tuesday, July 12: Trenton, ON vs. Wallaceburg, ON
Wednesday, July 13: Edson, AB vs. Devon, AB
Thursday, July 14: Pembroke, ON vs. Mattawa, ON
Friday, July 15: Kyle, SK vs. Meadow Lake, SK
Monday, July 18: Saint-Raymond, QC vs. La Durantaye, QC
Tuesday, July 19: Estevan, SK vs. Swan River, MB
Wednesday, July 20: Shippagan, NB vs. Sackville, NB
Thursday. July 21: Arborg, MB vs. MacGregor, MB
Friday, July 22: Ingonish Beach, NS vs. Port Hood, NS
As a part of the Kraft Celebration Tour, each of the 10 winning communities will serve as a backdrop for a live broadcast of SportsCentre and receive $25,000 from Kraft Canada to be put towards improving a facility in the prize-winning area. TSN's Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness will host SportsCentre from Eastern Canada while Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole will host Canada's #1 sports news program from Western Canada.
In addition, SPORTS 30 featuring Chantal Machabee and Marc Labrecque will broadcast live from any winning Kraft Celebration Tour stops in Francophone communities.
The Kraft Celebration Tour editions of SportsCentre and SPORTS 30 air live from August 19 to 28.
A total of 396 nominations were received for this year's Kraft Celebration Tour, with 12,292 comments submitted by community members in support of local nominations. The 20 finalists were selected based on essays and photos describing how a $25,000 award from Kraft Canada would make a difference in a community as well as demonstrate the community's spirit and passion for sports and healthy and active lifestyles.