Navan Hockeyville Day
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Navan Hockeyville Day

There are less than 4 days left to post your hockey memory and vote for the community of Navan as they make their bid to become the 2011 Kraft Hockeyville.

Right now Navan leads Ontario for votes and is only 11 stories behind the current leader, the community of Chateauguay, Quebec.

 Organizer Barry Irviner says that while they’re close behind, there are countless votes pouring in daily and he wants to make sure they have enough votes to secure the lead.

At a special meeting of City Council January 17, Mayor Jim Watson declard January 30th — this coming Sunday — Navan Hockeyville Day here in Ottawa. Wednesday at the weekly City Council meeting Mayor Jim Watson and his team all sported hockey jersey’s in support of Navan’s bid.

And Irviner said people can expect a lot of fun and a real display of community spirit.

The day will start with a rally beginning at the New Oak Tree in Navan and will follow the main drag down the Navan Memorial Centre where coffee and Tim Bits will be served as people gather to add stories to the votes.

The “laptop brigade” will be there to take votes from members of the community that are less computer savvy and anyone that submits a story will get into the hockey game that afternoon for free.

The Jr. A game will see the home team Cumberland Grads face off against the Smiths Falls Bears. And anyone who attends the rally but doesn’t bring a story gets $2 off the ticket price.

Stephen Blais, the counsellor for Cumberland ward, was behind the move to create Navan Hockeyville Day on Sunday.

“The organizers thought that as we led up to the final day of submitting stories it would be a great idea if we could get the whole of Ottawa behind the initiative,” he said.

For more information and to vote for Navan, click here.

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