By Josh Howald
Kincardine wasn't completely shut out of the Kraft Hockeyville 2014 awards.
Zehrs Kincardine won $2,500 from Kraft for providing outstanding leadership in Kincardine's bid to become Kraft Hockeyville 2014. Zehrs was recognized for their community and store dedication to the project. Kraft permitted the Kincardine store to distribute the money to any organization they decided.
Paul Jeffery of Zehrs took the news to the Hockeyville Committee, which unanimously agreed to support the Kincardine District Secondary School hockey programs. This way, the funds could be split evenly between boys and girls hockey teams, and funding for secondary school athletics is harder to come by each and every year.
On Friday, KDSS students and staff wore their hockey sweaters to school to support the Hockeyville committee and thank Zehrs Kincardine and Kraft Canada for the donation. Jeffery made a cheque presentation to hockey team captains Austin Rees, Riley Cook and Cassidy Colhoun at an assemble in front of the entire student body.
The Hockeyville Committee has decided to forge ahead and make a bid to become Kraft Hockeyville for 2015. With more time to organize things, it is confident that Kincardine can prove it really is worthy of the title of Hockeyville. All those interested in being a part of the team was invited out to a planning meeting at the Welcome Centre at 777B Queen Street yesterday (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. to share ideas.
If you missed yesterday's meeting but still want to get involved, watch In the Slot... for updates each month.