West Kelowna is Hockeyville (not officially but hopefully soon)

Monday morning. Ugh. Loooong week ahead. At least you lived it up over the weekend – maybe a little too much by the looks of some of you.

Remember that crazy thing you did? (I still can’t believe you did that!!!) You’ve tried forgetting about it, but you just can’t shake it. You need back in the good books and I’ve got a solution for you.

CLICK HERE, then click the yellow VOTE NOW button.

Now repeat that 10 times and all your weekend shenanigans will not only be forgiven, they’ll also be forgotten. I pinky swear.

What exactly did you just vote for 10 times? A noble cause, that’s what.

The Top 5 finalists for Kraft Hockeyville 2012 were revealed this past Saturday and the Pacific entry is none other than Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna. Which ever complex receives the most votes up until Tuesday, March 20 @ 8:59:59 p.m. PST will win $100,000 in arena upgrades from Kraft and a pre-season NHL game in their community.

Why does West Kelowna deserve to be crowned Canada’s most passionate hockey town this year?

Adam Less, local Hockeyville committee co-chair, said hockey is in West Kelowna’s blood.

“We love our hockey here and we’re proud to have one of the most progressive minor hockey organizations in the country,” said Less. “Many people don’t realize that the Westside Minor Hockey Association has been a pioneer in minor hockey for decades. Even the stop signs on the backs of every minor hockey player in BC, were the creation of a past Westside Minor Hockey President.”

Speaking of stop, why don’t I stop writing for a moment to give you another chance to vote.

CLICK HERE, then click the yellow VOTE NOW button.

West Kelowna is one of Canada’s newest municipalities and has long been a hockey hotspot, according to Less, who said West Kelowna and the surrounding Okanagan region has produced some of today’s top NHL players.

Hockey unites us all and the journey to become Kraft Hockeyville has helped bring West Kelowna together in a way Less never imagined.

“When we started our campaign we thought we’d get people behind it, but never to the degree we’ve seen over the last few months. Ours is a new community that needed something like Hockeyville to forge a foundation for uniting us and it’s done just that. Seeing our district working side-by-side with the Westbank First Nation, young minor hockey players, seniors in retirement communities and everyone in between latching onto the campaign, demonstrating their community spirit and passion for the game has been an overwhelming experience.”

Should West Kelowna capture the elusive Kraft Hockeyville title, it would become just the second BC community ever to earn the distinction, following in the footsteps of Terrace, BC, from 2009.

Have you voted yet? CLICK HERE, then click the yellow VOTE NOW buttondon’t make me take Behind the Lens away… (just kidding, I would never do that. But please support West Kelowna by voting on-line or by calling 1-866-533-8066).

If you voted, leave a comment below so I make sure Santa adds you to the nice list for this upcoming holiday season. It’s never too early to get on his good side.