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Castlegar commits to Hockeyville Challenge

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Castlegar – A group of hockey minded individuals is coming together this weekend to form the Castlegar Nomination Committee for the 2014 Kraft Hockeyville competition.

Local Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff (pictured below) has thought about the possibility of entering Castlegar in the Canada wide competition for many years – “Castlegar has such a long, rich, and in-depth history of hockey in this community that it’s time we start sharing our story with the rest of Canada! Plus with the Saints and the Rebels winning both their leagues last year – it’s the right time to put ‘the blade to the ice’!”

So last year, she brought up the idea to Dan Rye who also was thinking about backing an entry from Castlegar, but of course the hockey strike last year prevented that reality.

As a result, Heaton-Sherstobitoff has gathered together a ‘Castlegar Nomination Committee’ that will consist of representatives from the following organizations:

  1. Castlegar Rebels

  2. Castlegar Minor Hockey Association

  3. Selkirk College Saints

  4. Castlegar Gentlemen’s Hockey League

  5. Dan Rye

  6. Sue Heaton

  7. Kyra Hoggan

  8. Local Media

  9. Castlegar Chamber of Commerce

  10. Pat Metge

 

“We don’t have a lot of time to get our nomination story submitted – as the deadline is February 9th. However, we are a determined group of individuals that want to submit the best story about Castlegar that Kraft has ever seen!”

There are four steps to nominating our community. Our group will submit a story that depicts hockey life in Castlegar and why we should be the next Kraft Hockeyville in Canada. Once Castlegar is nominated we can start uploading community images, videos and more stories.

And this is where the community can become involved says Rye – “We need your photos, video and stories about hockey in Castlegar over the years. How hockey has carved out community spirit in our community. The story is the most important part of the nomination process so we need to know ‘what Castlegar Hockey star has inspired you or your child, how has hockey changed your life or how hockey has built this community and its spirit.’

“We are really, really hoping that everyone in Castlegar will get behind this great opportunity,” said Heaton-Sherstobitoff. “Once we nominate Castlegar we really would appreciate community members to go to Krafthockeyville.cbc.ca and submit your own personal story about how hockey in Castlegar has impacted you, your family or friends.”

If you want to provide input into our hockey story or have images, video to share please contact Sue Heaton Sherstobitoff at 250.365.0801 or via email at sherheat@telus.net or Dan Rye at danrye@shaw.ca or 250.365.5445 as soon as possible.

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