Community coming together for a chance to celebrate sport

Sharon Chow leads the charge to get Quesnel in the running for the Celebration Tour.

Every sport needs a venue and every venue costs money to upgrade, maintain and build.

Kraft is offering a $25,000 prize to help alleviate all those costs, along with a visit from TSN to cover the event, to ten communities across Canada. Sharon Chow wants one of those communities to be Quesnel.

“I know if Quesnel gets behind things it’s possible. Kurt Browning (coming to town) proved that,” she said.

She’s encouraging people

from Quesnel to write their stories about our community’s support of sports and upload it to the Kraft Celebration Tour Website.

There are, as of this writing, 218 communities across Canada competing for the prize, 19 of which are from B.C., including the Quesnel submission.

With 51 backers behind Sharon Chow’s submission and a second submission for the Twin Arenas that has a couple backers, the Quesnel Twin Arena/Multi Centre nomination has the largest amount of supporters, with most of the nominations in the single digits.

Chow hopes more will come.

“I want more than 100 (supporters) by June 8.”

And though the competition doesn’t specify there will be

a community chosen from

each province, evidence from past competitions shows that there is an effort to choose

communities from across Canada.

Though June 10 will be the deadline to get your support noted on the webpage, it is encouraged that you get your vote in early, as the upload can take around 48 hours if the server is busy and it may just get busy as the procrastinators and the final push for votes may clog the system. It would be horrible to miss out simply because of server overload.

With a new Multi Centre approved and the sign proclaiming it for all to see, a win now could be just what is needed to make a space that will meet the needs of the community for years to come.

Go to to have your say.

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