The National Hockey League, CBC Hockey Night in Canada and Kraft announced this week the wait is over for fans in the Ontario township of Stirling-Rawdon, the winner of Kraft Hockeyville. After the postponement of last year’s game, hockey enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see NHL® stars take the ice at Yardmen Arena in Belleville when the community hosts a 2013-14 pre-season game between the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 and on CBC Hockey Night in Canada.
Last September, the passionate hockey township of Stirling-Rawdon celebrated its Kraft Hockeyville contest win with a Stanley Cup® parade, an NHL alumni visit and game, hockey clinics, and a $100,000 cheque presentation from Kraft Canada for arena upgrades and renovations to the Stirling District Recreation Centre.
Kraft Canada has supported hockey for more than 30 years through sponsorships and grassroots programs. Since its inception, Kraft Hockeyville partners have provided more than $1 million in arena upgrades, hockey equipment and local food bank donations.