Douro-Dummer in Kraft Hockeyville Canada’s Final 4

Douro-Dummer Township was named one of four finalist communities in the 2022 Kraft Hockeyville competition.

Kraft Heinz Canada, in partnership with the NHL and the AJLNH, announced the 4 finalists on Saturday evening.

The 2022 grand prize winner will have the opportunity to host an NHL pre-season game on a date to be determined and receive $250,000 to be used for arena upgrades. The winner and the three other communities will also receive $10,000 in new hockey equipment for their minor hockey programs, courtesy of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund.

Joining Douro-Dommer and the Douro Community Center and Arena among the finalists are Princeton, BC, (Princeton and District Arena), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (Arena Marcel-Larocque) and Sydney, NS (Complexe des Jeux du Canada).

The submission describes Douro Arena as a place where all members of Douro-Dummer feel welcome: “Whether you stepped onto the ice for the first time or have been here for decades, community members care as much of your experience because they care about theirs. Youth hockey is only part of the reason the arena is so important to the community. It’s also a place where the community comes together to support fundraising for local food banks and toy drives. The community continues to strive to make hockey more accessible to everyone, and winning Kraft Hockeyville will allow them to make long overdue improvements to their lobby and locker rooms, so that all community members and visitors feel welcome.

After a wildfire threatened Princeton two years ago, they were hit by widespread flooding that still affects residents today. They hope to repair damage to their arena roof that is leaking water onto their playing surface.

The Marcel-Larocque arena is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Winning Kraft Hockeyville would fund much-needed upgrades throughout the arena, including its locker rooms, restrooms and ice plant.

Cape Breton is a small island with a big passion for hockey. Winning Kraft Hockeyville would help the community buy the new compressor they need to reopen their arena

Canadians coast to coast can help determine the winner of Kraft Hockeyville 2022 by voting for one of the top 4 online communities at krafthockeyville.ca.

Voting opens May 6 at 9 a.m. ET and ends May 7 at 5 p.m. ET. Votes can only be cast on the website during the voting phase and voting per person is unlimited. The winner will be announced live on Hockey Night in Canada on the evening of May 7.

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