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Enderby readies its sticks for Kraft Hockeyville voting

Voting for which community will recieve the $250k prize and an NHL preseason game begins on March 29
Enderby Mayor Huck Galbraith (left) and Lumby’s 2016 Kraft Hockeyville team leader Angie Clowry are preparing for 32 hours of voting for Enderby starting March 29. (Contributed)

The city of Enderby is lacing up its skates and preparing to drop the puck on a massive contest that could net the city’s arena $250,000.

Enderby is in the top four of Kraft Hockeyville, with the winner receiving a quarter of a million dollars and an NHL preseason game.

Voting will take place at 6 a.m. on Friday, March 29 until Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. The 32-hour voting window gives everyone the opportunity to vote as many times as you can.

Angie Clowry, who was the team leader of Kraft Hockeyville winner in 2016 (Lumby), is urging family, friends and strangers to sign up and vote.

“Everyone in Lumby is planning on voting as we know how exciting it is and how it brought the greater community, friends and family together,” Clowry said. “We owe Enderby as they voted for us.”

Clowry has created a Facebook group, with already has more than 4,000 members, for individuals to keep up-to-date on the voting efforts.

Voting parties will take place on March 29, hosted at the Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn Childcare Centre, Work BC Building and Enderby Legion. Then, Saturday, road hockey and hot dogs will be provided in front of the Enderby Arena from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

After the voting closes at 2 p.m., a watch party will be held at the arena and curling club lounge starting at 3:30 p.m, prior to the puck drop of the 4 p.m. NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres. The winner of Kraft Hockeyville will be announced March 30 at approximately 4:30 p.m. within Hockey Night In Canada, which will be broadcast on CBC.

The Enderby Memorial Arena was shut down for the season prematurely in early January, after an issue with their refrigeration system. Numerous groups utilize the central arena, such as the North Okanagan Minor Hockey Association and A.L. Fortune Secondary’s Hockey Canada Skills Academy.

Competing against Enderby is Elliot Lake, ON.; Cochrane, Alta.; and Wolseley, Sask. The three runners-up will all receive $25,000 for arena upgrades.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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