Lumby’s Hockeyville bid inspires young artists and motorists

Students will be at Super A Foods lot Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. decorating vehicle windows

Students decorate a school bus in support of Lumby's Kraft Hockeyville bid.

Students decorate a school bus in support of Lumby's Kraft Hockeyville bid.

Lumby’s campaign for the Kraft Hockeyville title is rolling along.

Heather Dutcher, a local school bus driver heard that students would be tagging vehicle windows to support the Hockeyville bid and got permission to have her bus done.

“Now young hockey players have literally jumped on the Hockeyville bus,” said Angie Clowry, big organizer.

And the decorations are spreading throughout the community.

“Students will be in the Super A Foods parking lot Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. marking up windows,” said Clowry.

About 100 people are making their way to the Kelowna Rockets game Friday to garner support from the team and Kelowna residents.

Hockeyville nominations are now closed and a top-10 list of communities from across Canada will be announced March 5.

Voting for the top-10 will then take place March 13 and 14 and two entries with the most votes will be announced as the finalists March 19.

Voting for the final two will run March 20 and 21 and the winner will be announced April 2. The winning community will receive $100,000 for upgrades to their local arena.