Salmon Arm's in... We make the top four in Hockeyville

A Salmon Arm Pee Wee player takes control of the puck. - James Murray/Observer
A Salmon Arm Pee Wee player takes control of the puck.
— image credit: James Murray/Observer

With the announcement that Salmon Arm has made the top four in the Kraft Hockeyville contest, the city guaranteed at least $50,000 towards upgrades for the Shaw Centre.

But people in Salmon Arm now have their eyes on the big prize – $100,000 and the chance to host an NHL preseason game.

Voting starts at 9 p.m. tonight, Saturday, March 15 and continues for 48 hours. Voting is unlimited, so get your clicking started and vote as many times as possible.

In the last successful round many people voted hundreds, even thousands, of times in the two-day voting period. The outcome into the top two finalists is entirely based on the number of votes.

There are two ways to vote:

Online at or by phone at 1-866-533-8066.

The Shaw Centre is now pitted against the Medican Multi-plex in Sylvan Lake, Alta. for the western berth into the finals. The eastern selections include the Credit Union Centre in Kingston, N.S. the Bedeque & Area Recreation Centre in Central Bedeque, P.E.I.

The four communities announced on Saturday are guaranteed at least $50,000 for arena upgrades.

The 12 that did not make the cut in the first round of voting won’t go away empty-handed; they all get $25,000 for arena upgrades.

The communities that survive this second round of voting, which opened tonight and ends on Monday at 9 p.m., will whittle the field down to the final two entries, one from the east and one from the west.

Those two remaining communities are guaranteed $100,000, and will continue to be in the running for the overall crown, which will net the winner a visit from CBC, a preseason NHL game and the title of Kraft Hockeyville for the year.


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