By David F. Rooney
The Revelstoke Hockeyville Committee has a brand-new website — www.revelstokehockeyville.com — to promote the community’s bid and help people who want to the submit stories and photos needed to propel Revelstoke to victory.
The website went online this weekend as efforts to push the bid ahead gained urgency — and momentum.
To date four videos have been posted on the official Kraft Hockeyville website and scores of new stories and photos have been added. But more are needed to close the gap between Revelstoke and the western Canadian leader — Hazelton.
Committee Chairman Gary McLaughlin said the “overall level of support and the quality of Revelstoke’s submissions can help us win, but we do need those stories, folks.”
He said some people think their stories must be about hockey and that is certainly not the case.
“The focus is the Forum,” he said. “That’s what it’s all about. The Forum is used for everything from recreational skating to figure skating and, yes, hockey. But it’s also used for other things like the Home and Garden Show, circus performances, horse riding exhibitions and many different kinds of events.”
The Committee has also arranged a special draw for two tickets to the March 18 Vancouver Canucks game against the San Jose Sharks. The prize includes two free nights of accommodation for two at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel in Vancouver. But you must have submitted a story and a photo between Dec. 31 and Jan. 15 in order to win.
- Your story can be any length up to 500 words and can be about almost anything. It could describe:
- Your experience in The Forum;
- Your experience watching your kids (or nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, parents, etc.) playing hockey at The Forum;
- It could be about watching figure skating there or the Home and Garden Show or any other activity;
- Your story could also be about your family’s own hockey history;
- Or it could be about coaching minor hockey or taking your kids to practice at The Forum;
In short, your story can be about almost anything at all as long as it relates to The Forum and expresses a sense of community involvement with this treasured facility.
Your story should also be accompanied by a photograph, drawing, painting or some other image that is relevant to the story and/or The Forum.
Keep you story short. Stories longer than 500 words will not be uploaded.
When you have your story ready go to http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/hockeyville/communities/bc/en/. Click on Submit Your Story. The screen will be automatically refreshed. On the left-hand side you’ll see a list of provinces. Click on British Columbia. When the screen is refreshed you’ll see a list of BC towns. Scroll down the page to The Revelstoke Forum and lick on it. Then click on the button that says Submit Your Story and follow the online directions.
If you don’t have a photo send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and The Current will send you one you san use.
Your willingness to take 15 minutes to submit a story and photo can help Revelstoke win $100,000 to upgrade this 47-year-old building as well as an NHL exhibition game to be played in The Forum.
Full details on how to submit your story are available on the www.revelstokehockeyville.com website. So go there today and submit your story!