The Top 10 winning communities from the Kraft Celebration Tour are going head-to-head in an online battle for the total grand prize of $100,000 - new prizing added to this year's campaign. Now, it's up to Canada to decide which community will win $100,000 in total towards building a better place to play by casting a vote online. Voting is now open at kraftcelebrationtour.ca and closes Tuesday to 11:59pm et.
To help Canadians decide which Top 10 winner to vote for, these short videos tell each community's story and explain how the grand prize will help them build a better place to play (click on each link for videos):
• Outdoor skating rink – Montebello, Que. – Tour stop: Friday, Aug. 15
• Community boathouse – Nanaimo, B.C. – Tour stop: Saturday, Aug. 16
• Youth activity centre and skate park – St. Andrews, N.B. – Tour stop: Sunday, Aug. 17
• Barrhead Curling Club – Barrhead, Alta. – Tour stop: Monday, Aug. 18
• Springhill Lions Park – Springhill, N.S. – Tour stop: Tuesday, Aug. 19
• Kinsmen Water Park – Prince Albert, Sask. – Tour stop: Wednesday, Aug. 20
• Birchwood Field – Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Tour stop: Thursday, Aug. 21
• Holland Recreation Committee – Holland, Man. – Tour stop: Friday, Aug. 22
• Gander Community Tennis Association – Gander, N.L. – Tour stop: Saturday, Aug. 23
• The Miracle League of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ont. – Tour stop: Sunday, Aug. 24
Every Top 10 community is awarded a $25,000 prize to building a better place to play and a live broadcast of Canada's #1 sports news program, TSN's SportsCentre, as part of this summer's cross-country tour from August 15-24.
The grand prize winner will be revealed on SportsCentre on August 25 – the day after the final Kraft Celebration Tour stop.
Leading the on-the-road SportsCentre editions on the West side are anchors Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness. The Eastern leg of the Kraft Celebration Tour is led by anchors Jennifer Hedger and, new to the Tour this year, Nabil Karim.
RDS joins the Kraft Celebration Tour festivities in Québec, with Luc Bellemare, Michel Laprise and Geneviève Langlois hosting a live broadcast of Sports 30 Le Magazine from Montebello, Que.