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Hockeyville gains momentum

Online entries: Jackson Fitt and Grant Remus watch as RCMP Auxillary member Dawn Alstad and Salmon Arm Hockeyville committee member Lana Fitt add entries to the Kraft Hockeyville online site at the Mall at Piccadilly. - James Murray/Observer
Online entries: Jackson Fitt and Grant Remus watch as RCMP Auxillary member Dawn Alstad and Salmon Arm Hockeyville committee member Lana Fitt add entries to the Kraft Hockeyville online site at the Mall at Piccadilly.
— image credit: James Murray/Observer

The campaign to make Salmon Arm Hockeyville is taking off. As the number of submissions for the Shaw Centre grows on the Kraft Hockeyville website, so does the enthusiasm.

Lana Fitt, economic development manager, says several events have now been confirmed leading up to Feb. 9, the deadline for submissions to the website.

• On Friday, Jan. 31, judging for the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce Hockeyville Business Display Competition will take place. You’re asked to show your support by calling the chamber of commerce today to register your business at 250-832-6247.

• Jan. 31 is also Jersey Day in Salmon Arm. You’re invited to wear your hockey jersey to work or school to show your hockey pride.

• Saturday, Feb. 1 is Hockey Day in Salmon Arm. Lots of events are taking place at Shaw Centre throughout the day. They include: minor hockey rep and rec games; Timbit hockey games during the intermission of junior games; the Salmon Arm Armstrong Co-op Female Midget Rep team will be introduced in the second intermission of the SilverBacks game. They will be playing their final league game at 11 a.m. versus Kelowna; alumni of the Shuswap Totems, the first Junior A franchise in Salmon Arm, will be recognized at the start of the Silverbacks game; Chase Heat versus Sicamous Eagles at 3 p.m.; Penticton Vees versus Salmon Arm SilverBacks at 7 p.m.

• Sunday, Feb. 2 brings the Road Hockey Rumble. Come watch the RCMP versus the fire department at Ross Street Plaza at noon. Wear red or blue to support your favourite team.

In the meantime, residents are invited to go to the Kraft Hockeyville website and upload content outlining why Salmon Arm is Hockeyville in the form of stories, photos and videos.

Communities nominated across Canada have until Feb. 9 to demonstrate who has the greatest passion for hockey and Canada.

 

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