Following a passionate wave of online voting, Canadians across the country have chosen Bridgewater, N.S. as the third winning community in this year's Kraft Celebration Tour. As part of the Kraft Celebration Tour, Bridgewater receives $25,000 to put towards upgrading Kinsmen Field's drainage system.
Bridgewater will also host a special edition of SPORTSCENTRE featuring anchors Kate Beirness and Rod Smith when they broadcast live from the Nova Scotia community on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN.
"Kinsmen Field is vital to keeping the youth of Bridgewater active," said Jack Hewitt, Vice-President, Marketing Insights and Services, Kraft Canada. "We're very pleased to support the town in ensuring that the sports field is well maintained and a hub for the community well into the future."
About Bridgewater, N.S.
Located just southwest of Halifax, Bridgewater is a thriving town nestled in the heart of the LaHave River Valley. Known as the "Mainstreet of the South Shore", Bridgewater offers a variety of outdoor activities on and off the water. Bridgewater has a population of 8,000 and is the hometown of Olympic runner Jenna Martin and former NHL All-Star Glen Murray.
The Kinsmen Field hosts a number of sporting events in Bridgewater, including football, track and field, soccer, rugby, and more. The $25,000 prize money from the Kraft Celebration Tour will go towards installing a proper drainage system at Kinsmen Field.
Bridgewater was named to the Kraft Celebration Tour after winning a national, head-to-head online vote over Windsor, N.S. Bridgewater brought home the victory with 223,430 votes, while Windsor amassed a total of 104,191 votes in support of its nomination.
Canadians can decide the other winning communities for the Kraft Celebration Tour over the next two weeks. One pair of communities is featured each weekday through July 19, and Canadians can visit KraftCelebrationTour.ca or Tourneedecelebrationkraft.ca to vote for their favourite communities (see below for match-ups and scheduled voting dates). Voting is unlimited and runs from 12 noon ET each day for a 24-hour period.
During the voting period, SPORTSCENTRE on TSN and SPORTS 30 LE MAGAZINE on RDS profile each match-up with a look at the duelling communities and their proposed community projects. Results of each vote will be announced the following weekday on SPORTSCENTRE and SPORTS 30 LE MAGAZINE.
The other communities selected as finalists for the Kraft Celebration Tour, along with their match-ups and scheduled voting dates, are as follows:
Thursday, July 11 - Invermere, B.C. vs. Pemberton, B.C.
Friday, July 12 - Salisbury, N.B. vs. Fredericton, N.B.
Monday, July 15 - Vulcan, Alta. vs. Raymond, Alta.
Tuesday, July 16 - Saint-Étienne-de-Beauharnois, Que. vs. L'Assomption, Que.
Wednesday, July 17 - Rocanville, Sask. vs. Esterhazy, Sask.
Thursday, July 18 - St. James Town (Toronto) vs. Wilmot, Ont.
Friday, July 19 - Dryden, Ont. vs. Fort Frances, Ont.