People in the R.M. of La Broquerie are getting behind the Town of Ste. Anne in its bid to win big in the Kraft Hockeyville competition.
Ste. Anne has reached the final stage in the competition, placing in the top four Canadian communities searching to win the Grand Prize of hosting an NHL game plus receive $250,000 in arena upgrades. The three runners-up will receive $25,000 in arena upgrades.
La Broquerie’s Deputy Reeve Laurent Tetrault says Ste. Anne’s success so far is creating quite a buzz in his municipality.
“I have heard from many people already, people from La Broquerie, that will vote for Ste. Anne, and I will be one of them,” he says.
Tetrault has fond memories of his time as a hockey player and is hopeful Ste. Anne will take the grand prize.
“I played for the Aces in 1978 when we had no arena, when the arena burned,” he says. “So, my heart is a little bit with the Aces, even if I played against them for many years. But this is so important, and I wish Ste. Anne the best of luck. We will try, as a neighbouring municipality and community, to try and help them win (Kraft) Hockeyville.”
The final round of voting for Kraft Hockeyville starts on Friday morning and residents of Ste. Anne are asking the whole province to help their community claim this year's grand prize.
Ste. Anne is up against Saint-Anselme, Quebec as well as Maple Ridge, BC and West Lorne, Ontario.