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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fort Frances Named as 10th Community on Kraft Celebration Tour 2013 !!!

*edited for change of location...

From TSN:

After two weeks and more than 3 million votes, Canadians have chosen the 10th and final winning community for the 2013 Kraft Celebration Tour, with Fort Frances, Ont. winning a national, head-to-head online vote over Dryden, Ont. Fort Frances garnered 518,082 votes to Dryden's 272,292, which total as the most and second most votes cast in this year's campaign. As part of the Kraft Celebration Tour, Fort Frances receives $25,000 to put towards maintaining the Fort Frances Curling Club.

Fort Frances will also host a special edition of SPORTSCENTRE featuring anchors Darren Dutchyshen and Jennifer Hedger when they wrap up the 2013 Kraft Celebration Tour live from the northwestern Ontario community on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN.

“It's great to see the growth of the sport of curling in Fort Frances,” said Jack Hewitt, Vice-President, Marketing Insights and Services, Kraft Canada. “We're very pleased to support the Fort Frances Curling Club and invest in ensuring the facility continues to play an important role in inspiring youth and adults to get and stay active.”

From RRFDC staff:  

Thank you to all who voted for our community last Friday/Saturday in the Kraft Celebration Tour 2013 match up between Fort Frances and Dryden, Ontario. All of your votes (over 1/2 million)  has helped our community win the match against Dryden and give us the chance to be part of the TSN~Kraft Celebration Tour 2013.  

We would also like to thank The City of Dryden for being our competitor in this event and giving us a great challenge.  

We especially appreciate all those who kept on voting and voting, for hours on end, to make this happen for our community.  It is amazing to see how our community, along with our friends in the rest of the District, across the Border in International Falls, other areas of Northwestern Ontario, and across the world, can pull together and support us.  

*Be sure to attend the TSN visit on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m at the Sorting Gap Marina in Fort Frances, where a community BBQ, sponsored by Kraft Canada and TSN will be held,  or watch live on TV,  TSN sports channel @  6 pm EST, 5pm local time. Everyone is welcome.