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Invermere, B.C. named fourth stop on Kraft Celebration Tour

TSN.ca Staff
7/12/2013 6:26:44 PM
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After a battle of British Columbia, Jen and Dutch are off to Invermere, B.C., named the fourth winning community in this year's Kraft Celebration Tour.  As part of the Kraft Celebration Tour, Invermere receives $25,000 to put towards creating the Rotary Club of Invermere Splash Park.

Invermere will also host a special edition of SPORTSCENTRE featuring anchors Darren Dutchyshen and Jennifer Hedger when they broadcast live from the British Columbia community on Monday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN.

"The Rotary Club of Invermere and its local community is a best-in-class example of the difference communities can make when they work together," said Jack Hewitt, Vice-President, Marketing Insights and Services, Kraft Canada. "We're very pleased to recognize their passion and contribute to the splash and spray park."

About Invermere, B.C.
The town of Invermere is nestled in the Columbia Valley between the Canadian Rockies and Purcell range. Home to 3,500 people, Invermere is also the birthplace of NHL goalie Wade Dubielewicz.  Some of the town's biggest attractions include its many golf courses and ski hills, which have hosted World Cup events. The surrounding area also boasts the famous Radium Hot Springs and Kootenay National Park.

The $25,000 prize money from the Kraft Celebration Tour will go towards creating the Rotary Club of Invermere Splash Park on the shores of Lake Windermere.

Invermere was named to the Kraft Celebration Tour after winning a national, head-to-head online vote over Pemberton, B.C. Invermere brought home the victory with 223,430 votes, while Pemberton 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 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.

The other communities selected as finalists for the Kraft Celebration Tour, along with their match-ups and scheduled voting dates, are as follows:
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.

Jennifer Hedger and Darren Dutchyshen (Photo: TSN)


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