Pugwash, NS named fourth stop on 2012 Kraft Celebration Tour

Associated Press

7/14/2012 12:51:31 AM

Toronto, ON - It's off to Cumberland County for TSN and Kraft Canada as the village of Pugwash, NS has been named the fourth winning community in this year's Kraft Celebration Tour.

As part of the Kraft Celebration Tour, Pugwash will host a special edition of SPORTSCENTRE featuring anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole when they broadcast live from the Nova Scotia community on Monday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN.

Pugwash also receives $25,000 from Kraft Canada to put towards improvements to Sport Pugwash and the facility's softball field, which needs a new infield, fence and backstop.

Located on the Northumberland Strait at the mouth of the Pugwash River, Pugwash is a village of 800 residents and is well-known for its rich lobster fishing grounds and the province's only salt mine. Another landmark is the home of Pugwash-born industrialist Cyrus Eaton, who hosted a series of world peace conferences at his residence in 1957. The conferences were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 and Eaton's home is now a national historic site.

Pugwash joins Creston, B.C., Clarinville, NL, and Cochrane, AB, as one of the 10 winning communities in the Kraft Celebration Tour. Pugwash was named to the tour after winning a national, head-to-head online vote over Port Hawkesbury, NS. Pugwash brought home the victory with 315,629 votes, while Port Hawkesbury amassed a total of 109,519 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 or 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:

• Friday, July 13 – Porcupine Plain, SK vs. Kerrobert, SK

• Monday, July 16 – Sussex, NB vs. Bathurst, NB

• Tuesday, July 17 – Hamiota, MB vs. Manitou, MB

• Wednesday, July 18 – Chicoutimi, QC vs. Sainte-Adèle, QC

• Thursday, July 19 – Kakabeka Falls, ON vs. New Liskeard, ON

• Friday, July 20 – Trenton, ON vs. Lindsay, ON

In addition to voting, fans can keep up with the Kraft Celebration Tour on social media by visiting and liking the Kraft Celebration Tour Fan Page on Facebook, and by following and interacting with the tour's personalities on Twitter. Official Twitter hashtags for the Kraft Celebration Tour include #kraftcelebrationtour and #tourneedecelebrationkraft.