New Liskeard, ON ninth stop on the Kraft Celebration Tour

Press Release

7/20/2012 6:59:09 PM

Toronto, ON (July 20, 2012) – TSN and Kraft Canada are rolling into northeastern Ontario next month, as New Liskeard has been named the ninth winning community in this year's Kraft Celebration Tour.

As part of the Kraft Celebration Tour, New Liskeard hosts a special edition of SPORTSCENTRE featuring anchors Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness when they close out their leg of the tour and broadcast live from the community on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN.

New Liskeard also receives $25,000 from Kraft Canada to put towards the construction of the Carter Antila Memorial Skatepark.

New Liskeard is the commercial centre for the district now called the City of Temiskaming Shores. Located at the head of beautiful Lake Temiskaming, the City of Temiskaming Shores is comprised of three towns: Haileybury, Dymond and New Liskeard, which currently boasts a population of 11,000. The Carter Antila Memorial Skatepark will honour the memory of Carter Antila, whose passion for skateboarding is echoed today by the local youth in the community.

New Liskeard joins Creston, B.C., Clarenville, NL, Cochrane, AB, Pugwash, NS, Porcupine Plain, SK, Bathurst, NB, Manitou, MB, and Chicoutimi, QC, as one of the 10 winning communities in the Kraft Celebration Tour. New Liskeard was named to the tour after winning a national, head-to-head online vote over Kakabeka Falls, ON. New Liskeard brought home the victory with 372,291 votes, while Kakabeka Falls amassed a total of 102,607 votes in support of its nomination.

Canadians can decide the final winning community for the Kraft Celebration Tour today, as the last community match-up – Trenton, ON vs. Lindsay, ON – is now featured on and Canadians can visit both websites to vote for their favourite community. 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.

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.