FlipGive Stories FlipGive

Eyes on the Prize: Lessons from last year’s Kraft Hockeyville champions

Jan 07 2020

FlipGive is a free team funding app that makes raising money a breeze. Teams earn cash back for buying the things they already need. Get paid whenever you shop, dine out, book hotels or activities.

Renous, NB, Lucan, ON, O’Leary, PEI. Can you point these communities out on a map? They may not be household names to many, but they are three of 13 Canadian communities who have won the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville.  

While hockey brings together many Canadian communities, maintaining arenas can be costly. According to the 2019 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, one in three recreational or cultural facilities will require investment in the next decade. The category with the most facilities in poor or very poor conditions, or fair conditions requiring investment, is hockey arenas.

Nominate your community at krafthockeyville.ca today.

Lessons from past winners 

Just ask Renous, New Brunswick. With a population of about 1,000 residents, the community came together to support Tom Donovan Arena to upgrade their outdated facility in memory of Thomas Dunn, a local hockey player who had recently passed away at the age of 14. After being named Kraft Hockeyville 2019, Renous was able to make the necessary upgrades to the Tom Donavan Arena that will ensure local community members can enjoy the rink for generations to come. 

It wasn’t an easy undertaking for Nancy Sturgeon, who helped lead the nomination for Renous. Nancy and her team were tasked with rallying together the community. “It started with a small Facebook group of 20 people,” noted Nancy Sturgeon, “That turned into 1,000 followers overnight! The Facebook group wasn’t just a platform to rally the community for Kraft Hockeyville, but also acted as a space to remember Thomas Dunn and the mark he made on so many peoples’ lives.” 

That was only the beginning. Nancy and her team reached out to previous Kraft Hockeyville winners to find out how they could set Renous apart from other communities. Quickly the broader community got on board, and local rallies, alumni hockey games, and the regional trending hashtag #NeverDunn were the true talk of the town. Word of the nomination was quickly spreading to communities across the province. The nomination team was even present at a municipal government meeting to rally support of mayors from across New Brunswick. 

People all over the province were taking note of Renous. Regional broadcast and radio media were talking about the nomination. The Facebook group grew to 13,000 followers. It was no surprise Renous found their way into the final four. 

To seal the victory, Renous rallied the community once more, setting up voting stations at the local community centre for residents to cast their Kraft Hockeyville vote. Their story went on to touch the hearts of Canadians from coast-to-coast, and deservedly so, Renous was named Kraft Hockeyville 2019. 

How can your community stand out? 

If you’re looking to nominate your community for Kraft Hockeyville 2020, the Renous nomination team has some tips to help set your nomination apart from the rest. 

  1. Read the contest guidelines at krafthockeyville.ca  to nominate your community and better understand what you can do to set your community apart. For example, your community can earn rally points for sharing a Kraft Hockeyville Tweet, or adding and reacting to nomination photos or videos. 

  2. Check in with past winners for advice on how to rally your community and earn rally points. Hint: Nancy Sturgeon is waiting for your Facebook message. 

  3. Appoint community team captains. Ensuring clear lines of responsibility will help make sure that nominations are in on time. 

  4. Get everyone involved! Whether that’s kids, teens, parents, or seniors, everyone can play a part in making your nomination special. Do you know a digital marketer? Use them for social media. Do you know an event organizer? Use them as a project manager for a rally. Use the assets in your community to help bring the community together. 

  5. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! If you have any questions about the nomination or what you can do to help rally your community, reach out to the Kraft Hockeyville team on Facebook for more information or visit their website.

Keep your eyes on the prize 

1. The 2020 grand prize winner will have an opportunity to host an NHL® Pre-season Game, receive $250,000 towards arena upgrades along with the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville 2020. Last year, Renous hosted the Montreal Canadiens® and Florida Panthers® in a spirited matchup that ended in a 4-3 victory for the Canadiens. 

2. Three additional community finalists will also be selected and awarded $25,000 for arena upgrades, while each of the final four will receive $10,000 in brand new hockey equipment for their minor hockey programs, courtesy of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund. 

You don’t have to win to make a positive impact on your community. Nancy Sturgeon and the Renous nomination team used Kraft Hockeyville to bring the community together and heal after the loss of Thomas Dunn. Their efforts led to over $750,000 in grants in addition to the $250,000 the community won from Kraft Hockeyville for arena upgrades. Needless to say, the impact of Kraft Hockeyville on the community extended well beyond the winnings.  

How can you nominate your community? 

Nominations are now open for Kraft Hockeyville 2020 and will close on February 9 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The nomination period is the key time to tell your community’s story about its passion for hockey. 

Canada is hockey, and if you’re looking for a reason to remind the world why, this is it. Nominate your community at krafthockeyville.ca today. 

NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. © NHL 2019.  All Rights Reserved.

Comments

  • James L. 2 days ago

    It wasn’t an easy undertaking for Nancy Sturgeon, who helped lead the nomination for Renous. Nancy and her team were tasked with rallying together the community. - Decorative Concrete

  • Angie Lyn 25 days ago

    I’ve read some good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I was surprised by how much effort you put to create such a great informative website.
    Fencing

  • Ali Hamza 29 days ago

    I rattling lucky to find this website on bing, just what I was looking for : D too saved to favorites . 메이저사이트

  • Gee Branzy about 1 month ago

    Improving success

    www.marriagecounselingcedarrapids.com

  • Gee Branzy about 1 month ago

    Focusing on the price

    www.marriagecounselingbillingsmt.com

  • alena about 1 month ago

    Best Mice for Drag Clicking · 1. SteelSeries Prime Wireless · 2. Logitech G502 HERO · Best Mouse for Drag Clicking · Comparison of Mouse for Fast Drag Clicking · 1- Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse ·
    best mouse for drag clicking

  • june alexis about 1 month ago

    Great post i love it! bathroom remodeling green bay

  • Looney Hans about 1 month ago

    I really loved it here but are there any recent updates? Thanks
    hair extensions lexington ky

  • browning about 2 months ago

    An interesting dialogue is price comment. I feel that it is best to write more on this matter, it may not be a taboo topic however usually individuals are not enough to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers. 먹튀검증업체

  • Ellie Perkins about 2 months ago

    glad i found this site! car wraps modesto

  • june alexis about 2 months ago

    nice post i love it! keep posting more! https://bookkeepersboise.com

  • Looney Hans about 2 months ago

    Awesome! Learned alot thanks so much keep posting more. https://fencingtampafl.com

  • browning about 2 months ago

    8 of the Closest Presidential Elections Ever Do you remember any of these nailbiters. These facts will leave you to wonder why the competitiveness was so high in the presidential elections from the late 19th century. And additionally, why are we seeing the closest presidential elections ​in US history currently?

  • browning about 2 months ago

    Rent a car with driver Vietnam company offers a car rental with the driver for your tours or business activities in Vietnam. Easy to book a private car with a professional driver. Are you looking for a quote? how much dose it cost to rent a car with driver 1 day in Vietnam?It just 65$USD/day/8hrs for a private car rental in Vietnam.

  • browning about 2 months ago

    pp spunbond non woven fabric ​machine for production of pp spunbond nonwoven fabric and enables the homogeneous distribution of fabric to have high quality.

  • browning about 2 months ago

    藥局醫師推薦壯陽藥 台灣犀利士哪裡買官方旗艦店,認準旗艦店官網https www ltcint org。根據醫師的囑咐,每兩天服用一顆犀利士20mg,第二週就能讓您的身體重回巔峰狀態,並且副作用逐漸降低,還可以保護您的前列腺。 犀利士網購

  • browning about 2 months ago

    Explore for mindful travel & more Nicole Griffin is a yoga teacher, Calm Behavioral Health Coach, and Middle East & North Africa retreat leader. She is passionate about collective care, middle east group tours, and yoga as a practice of social justice. Nicole believes that developing skills to remain calm and centered empowers us to step outside of our comfort zone and welcome adventure and expansion. You can learn more about Nicole’s training. If you’re curious about anything else, please say hello! by visiting her website.

  • browning about 2 months ago

    Explore the amzaing Gamge. Online Gamecock ไก่ชนออนไลน์สด ​is bringing two chickens to collide or fight each other by a chicken that is good at playing, frequent and hurtful, will have a high chance of winning. But sometimes it's measured in durability. Gamecock is a traditional sport who have been with Thai people for a long time from studying history.

  • Lavada Mcquarrie about 2 months ago

    The business plan writer, Andrew Ludlam, provides a professional and affordable business plan writing service to both startups and established companies across the UK. Get Pro Business Plan Writing Services.

  • browning about 2 months ago

    Explore Event Rent Now & find the best Party Rentals ​or Party Services, Let’s uncover the Best Party services near you. We connect you with local event services. Popular Exclusive Listings In Our Directory, Nearly 80% Of Consumers Turn To Directories With Reviews To Find A Local Business.

  • browning 2 months ago

    By US FDA regulations , you always need a FDA Prior Notice confirmation before the shipment enters the US to avoid abandonments, returns or delays. Now it is easy to get FDA Prior Notice Form & FDA Approval ​for less than $1, First offer , 30% discount limited offer !! apply "FDAPN" code when checkout .

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 2 months ago

    Fun English Learning with Pictures The handling of iddy biddy words can raise your understanding and make you smarter. https://makinlearningeasy.enlight.io/students/sign_up?course_id=7a24418f-9959-4b6b-aff2-3ff6a0cc0139/

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 2 months ago

    Betflix adalah salah satu situs yang sudah menjadi partner resmi dari provider - provider kelas dunia yang berkualitas seperti Pragmatic Play, SpadeGaming, PlayTech, JokerGaming, Pretty Gaming, Asia Gaming, SBOBET dan masih banyak lagi pilihan yang tersedia yang bisa membuat anda tidak akan bosan.

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 2 months ago

    If You are looking for securities fraud attorney ​, Mdf Law has Decades of Legal Experience with Proven track record. Our attorneys represent investors in securities fraud claims pursued in state and federal court. These claims generally allege fraud made in connections with the offer or sale of a security. Please click here to visit our website, Thank You.Securities litigation claims may also include shareholder right’s litigation as well as derivative lawsuits. We have experience litigating these claims in state and federal court.

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 2 months ago

    With various ratings and reviews of timeshare exit companies, learn how to avoid and pick the best timeshare exit company for your timeshare exit needs. Discover the best exit option by reaching out to our team. How to Get Out of Wyndham Timeshare

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 2 months ago

    Buy Solar street lights in the Philippines | NATIV Techniks Inc. Nativ Techniks Inc promotes green energy ideas Our solar energy solutions are designed to improve the quality of life of Filipinos. Please visit our website for more info, Thank You. website

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 2 months ago

    Explore bim modeling services as Team4bim offers very low prices and we provide services fast with good quality standards, Click here ​& get the best offer for BIM Services and BIM Modeling.

  • browning 3 months ago

    The Best UK ECIG STORE as also known as UK vape shop has the best range of vape devices, disposable vapes and e liquids including starter ecig kits and pod vape kits We offer FREE UK delivery on e cig and vape juice orders Get your vape liquid and vapes. Please visit this website ​store for amazing discounts and more details, Thank You.

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    Explore List of SGP Togel Gambling Sites - HK Online Trusted or SGTOTO ​Online Casino Slots. SGtoto Official Trusted Online Casino Bandar in Indonesia

  • browning 3 months ago

    Some truly wonderful work on behalf of the owner of this internet site , perfectly great articles . 토토사이트

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    Vesco Pharma VC Vitamin C 1000mg Ascorbic Acid Injection ​- 10 Ampoules - This VC Vitamin C injections come in ampules of 1000mg and are present in the market in well-formulated states.

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    Laser Hair Removal, Anti aging treatment & Facial Handsets | Skin Care EvenSkyn is a manufacturer of premium skin care devices, Laser Hair Removal, Anti Aging, and helping men and women have smooth, hair free skin, Please Visit our website today for more information, Thank You. Website

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    Are you concerned about the condition of your home Call us today to schedule a mold inspection Columbus Ohio! Our experts can be reached 1 800 241 0133, Mold Inspection in Columbus Ohio - Schedule an Appointment Now! mold inspection Columbus Ohio

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    The best Investment for your Company, Allow QUALITYWEB 360 to do the heavy job for you, A software de calidad ​(quality control software) with its unique features: accessibility wherever you go, security of your data, certificates and acknowledgments.Please visit our website to get free trial of 14 days

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    Find out the best Web Design 專業網頁設計 services in Hong Kong, Get free qoute We will listen to your needs and strive to amake a website that you are satisfied with. If you have any questions about websites, programming, design, SEO optimization, website marketing, advertising, technical connection, etc., we are happy to answer them one by one!

  • browning 3 months ago

    Shop our selection of beautiful Beautiful tarot decks, astrology Tarot cards, modern Tarot cards, and black and white Tarot cards for sale as well as astrology Oracle cards, angel Oracle cards, and spirit animal Oracle cards.

  • browning 3 months ago

    Triumphant Zoe Pty Ltd (Property), the place where we bring your plans to life. Visit our website for Priced Bills of Quantities Construction. We offer Property Development, Property Investment, Project Management, Quantity Surveying. We believe in removing limitations out of the equation and exceeding your expectations by providing a service that is of a high calibre of quality, that is cost effective as well as delivering results timely.

  • browning 3 months ago

    LumusSolem is a leading solar light manufacturer and supplier of solar street lights and solar powered flood lights ​that are inspired by innovative research in market trends

  • browning 3 months ago

    Haiyuan food box machine company has product debugging plant, product development plant, and training plant. The production line can produce products: fast food box machine, take away box machine ​, PSP foam sheet, disposable fast food box, foam box machine, aquatic plate, supermarket plate, cake plate and other products. Customers ordering equipment, can accept free technical training.

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    There are so many kinds of eyelashes in Liruijie eyelashes supplier ​factory, such as mink eyelashes, synthetic eyelashes, faux mink eyelashes, magnetic eyelashes, human hair eyelashes and so on. About mink eyelashes, the mink we use is the hair that minks shed naturally, so it is cruelty-free. Among them, XC and XCL series are colorful eyelashes which are rare in the market. They are 100% handmade. We use pure imported EU certified dye, no harm to the human body.

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    Revexpo is one of the True best video reviews website in India provides video reviews from online buyers & their experience, Click here ​to visit website for more information. Thank You.

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    The Best aesthetics review East coast Singapore - Perfect Beauty Bedok. Skin Origins Centre, The best facial in Bedok is at Perfect Beauty Bedok Established in 2001 Qualified beauticians using Skin Origins and Phyris. Call Us Mobile: +6593895687 or visit our website, Thank You. Best aesthetics review East coast Singapore

  • browning 3 months ago

    Northport Rehabilitation Center Quality Medical Fitness provides a comprehensive approach to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation by professionals under the supervision of the medical director https://qualitymedicalfitness.com/

  • browning 3 months ago

    Amsoil Motorcycle Oil Beyond Performances is an Amsoil Dealer that provides the best Amsoil diesel oil, amsoil motor oil, best transmission fluid, and engine lubricants. https://beyondperformances.com/

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    Mobile football betting UFABET online is a bet that gamblers can calculate their chances of winning. chance to win prize money Betting together, many people can help analyze the ball. including pointing out or explaining the reasons In choosing to bet on the football team Each team in order to provide an idea or guide for us. แทงบอลมือถือ ง่ายๆ

  • browning 3 months ago

    This article was written by a real thinking writer without a doubt. I agree many of the with the solid points made by the writer. I’ll be back day in and day for further new updates. what is a routing number

  • browning 3 months ago

    This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. Looking to reading your next post. check here

  • browning 3 months ago

    Great write-up, I am a big believer in commenting on blogs to inform the blog writers know that they’ve added something worthwhile to the world wide web!.. digital agency

  • Lavada Mcquarrie 3 months ago

    buy junk cars Buffalo ny Are you looking to sell your junk car for cash in Buffalo, NY-Buffalo Junkyard provides the best cash offer with free towing service in Buffalo and surrounding areas. https://bobscashforjunkcarsbuffalony.com/

  • Robert James 5 months ago

    The nomination team was even present at a municipal government meeting to rally support of mayors from across New Brunswick. | Emergency Tree Service

Sports Are Expensive.
We Can Help.