Kraft Canada cancels Hockeyville program

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Kraft Canada cancels Hockeyville program

Postby oneh2obabe » Nov 20th, 2012, 12:10 pm

The Canadian Press
2012-11-20 11:31:00

TORONTO - Kraft Canada is cancelling its Hockeyville program this year due to the NHL lockout.

The company is going to instead give $1 million to Hockey Canada affiliated minor hockey associations.

Kraft's Hockeyville program is an annual competition that rewards Canadian communities for their involvement in their local arenas.

Stirling-Rawdon, Ont., was this year's winner and was to host a pre-season game before the lockout. That game has been postponed to the 2013-14 season.

Under the new program, Kraft will recognize the top five volunteers and award their hockey associations with $100,000, while 20 other volunteers will win $20,000 for their associations.

Kraft will also give $100,000 to Hockey Canada for learn-to-skate programs.

http://thehockeynews.com/articles/48888 ... ockey.html
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