Kraft Hockeyville 2009 : Thetford Mines in the Top 10!

    THETFORD MINES, QC, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - During a special program that aired
yesterday evening on the CBC network, Thetford Mines was selected among ten
Canadian cities susceptible to deserve the title of Kraft Hockeyville 2009. It
is during a gathering at the local Cage aux Sports that the community of
Thetford Mines, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, learned the good news. The
atmosphere reached its maximum when the name of the city of Thetford Mines was
revealed! And it restarted a new voting period from January 14th till January
18th 11:59pm!
    The mayor of Thetford Mines, Mr. Luc Berthold, took advantage of this
occasion to ask the citizens of Thetford Mines and the population of
Chaudieres-Appalaches to vote quickly and to seek the vote of all.
    The spokesman of the candidature committee, the hockey player Mr. Serge
Poudrier, demonstrated for his part a lot of enthusiasm on the chances to move
on to the next stage and to be a part of the "Top 5" and represent Quebec!
    Vote now and often, until January 18th, 11:59 pm! The voting period has
started and ends on Sunday, January 18th, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST. The public can
vote as often as they wish using one of the following three (3) ways:

    1) On-line at (free)
    2) By phone at 1-866-533-8066 (toll free)
    3) By text messaging VOTE THETFORD MINES at 222111 (regular fees will be
       applied by your service provider)

    The popular vote will allow 5 of the 10 cities selected to move on to the
next stage. Certainly, in Quebec, a city will be a part of the Top 5. Thetford
Mines and all of Chaudieres-Appalaches wants to be there!
    Besides the important visibility in Canada, the Canadian city that will
deserve the title of Kraft Hockeyville will have the privilege to present a
preseason game of the NHL and will also be awarded $100,000 that can be
invested for improvements in the arena. It is to say that your vote could be
worth $100,000! Then all the young people practicing ice sports in Thetford
Mines would benefit!

For further information:

For further information: Brian Gignac, (418) 338-2188 ext 230,

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