A hamlet in Lac Ste. Anne County is hoping to become the next Kraft Hockeyville.
Rich Valley was nominated for the contest and is now a finalist out of four places across Canada, and the only one in Alberta.
The community’s arena is in need of serious upgrades after the ice plant stopped working at the beginning of the season, and they are now counting on Albertans to vote so they can win the $250,000 prize to upgrade their arena.
President of the Rich Valley Agricultural Society, Steven Borle says the arena is a staple of the community.
A full day of activities is planned for Saturday, including a rally. A bus will be leaving Sangudo Saturday at 2:30 to take people to the Rich Valley arena to help ease traffic and parking woes. Voting stations will be set up at the arena and around the community. A food bank challenge will take place all day. From 8 am to 10:30 am there will be a free pancake breakfast. From 10 am to 6:30 pm there will be many activities including a mini stick tournament, t-shirt decorating, a photo booth, and Minute to Win It games. From 3:00 to 6:30 a BBQ will be held, and then from 4:30 to 9 pm there will be a live viewing party for the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast.
A full list of the day’s events can be found on the Town of Onoway’s website.
Voting opened at 10 am Friday and runs until 6:30 pm on Saturday evening. Voting is unlimited and votes can be cast on the Kraft Hockeyville website.
The winners of the contest will be announced Saturday night live on Hockey Night in Canada during the Hockeyville segment.