TSN, RDS and Kraft Canada are off to the Saguenay region of la belle province in August, as Chicoutimi, QC has been named the eighth winning community in this year's Kraft Celebration Tour.
As part of the Kraft Celebration Tour, Chicoutimi hosts a special edition of SPORTSCENTRE featuring anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole when they broadcast live from the Quebec community on Friday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN. Also broadcasting live from Chicoutimi is SPORTS 30 on RDS, as anchors François-Etienne Corbin, Alain “Le Baron” Chantelois, Valérie Sardin and Geneviève Langlois join TSN on location for the Kraft Celebration Tour.
Chicoutimi also receives $25,000 from Kraft Canada to put towards improvements to the Club de Curling Chicoutimi, which needs funds to repair the facility's roof.
Located nearly three hours north of Quebec City, Chicoutimi is home to approximately 70,000 residents and is one of three boroughs that form the city of Saguenay, QC. One of the Club de Curling Chicoutimi's oldest members is 83-year old Camille Villeneuve, who set a world record by curling in more than 700 different rinks across Canada and in the U.S.
Chicoutimi joins Creston, B.C., Clarenville, NL, Cochrane, AB, Pugwash, NS, Porcupine Plain, SK, Bathurst, NB, and Manitou, MB, as one of the 10 winning communities in the Kraft Celebration Tour. Chicoutimi was named to the tour after winning a national, head-to-head online vote over Sainte-Adèle, QC. Chicoutimi brought home the victory with 30,573 votes, while Sainte-Adèle amassed a total of 13,344 votes in support of its nomination.
Canadians can decide the other winning communities for the Kraft Celebration Tour. One pair of communities is featured each weekday through July 20, and Canadians can visit KraftCelebrationTour.ca or Tourneedecelebrationkraft.ca to vote for their favourite communities. Voting is unlimited and runs from 12 noon ET each day for a 24-hour period.
During the voting period, SPORTSCENTRE on TSN and SPORTS 30 on RDS profile each match-up with a look at the duelling communities and their proposed recreation facility improvement projects. Results of each vote will be announced the following weekday on SPORTSCENTRE and SPORTS 30.
The other communities selected as finalists for the Kraft Celebration Tour, along with their match-ups and scheduled voting dates, are as follows:
• Thursday, July 19 – Kakabeka Falls, ON vs. New Liskeard, ON
• Friday, July 20 – Trenton, ON vs. Lindsay, ON