We as Southeast Manitobans can stand behind Ste. Anne and get them $250,000 to improve their arena. All we have to do is vote.
Ste. Anne has made it to top 4 in Kraft Hockeyville, so they have a guaranteed prize $25,000. But they now have the chance to win the first place prize.
Steinbach Mayor Earl Funk says this is exciting news.
“I just want to encourage every Steinbacher to get online and vote for Ste Anne. Let's support St. Anne in this. We're getting a new rink too, but let's support them now in their time.”
He strongly encourages everyone in the Southeast to vote for Ste. Anne.
“Let's support them because when one community in our region does well, and I'm looking at the whole entire Southeast region, then we all do well."
Funk says we’re in this together.
“We need to help each other. At the end of the day, it's dollars to the Southeast. And if they upgrade their arena, hey, Ste. Anne is in our leagues and our kids play there too,” he says. “Why not make it a great experience for all kids, everyone who plays minor hockey, everyone who plays rec hockey? Whatever you do, let's make it a great experience.”
Voting starts Friday, March 31st at 8am, and ends Saturday, April 1st at 4pm.
“Wouldn't it be amazing if everyone in the Southeast throws the vote that way and helps them out and they get that $250,000? And they get the upgrades they're needing? It would be absolutely phenomenal for them and we can celebrate together.”
With files from Corny Rempel