HUNTSVILLE - It’s time once again for the Huntsville community to get behind another worthwhile project.
John Cowan, the co-convenor of the OFSAA Nordic Ski Championships Huntsville 2012, announced Monday that the championship was selected as one of six finalists of the 2012 True Sport Community Give-Back Challenge.
To be eligible for the competition, True Sport members like Huntsville will have shown their community spirit by taking part in any activity that gave back to their communities. Entrants could have cleaned up a local park, volunteered in a community centre or even organized a community fair and donated the proceeds to a local charity or cause.
The idea behind the contest is that good sports can make a great difference in communities across Canada, like the venue held in Huntsville’s downtown, promoting both sports and local merchants.
“Similar to Kraft Hockeyville from a few years ago, it is going to a vote,” said Cowan, who is also a teacher at Huntsville High School. “The more votes we receive the better our chances. I am hoping that we can create a QR code so we can paste it around the school for those using smart phones and have it on every workstation desktop to encourage all of HHS students to vote.”
The ski championships – again unique in that the finals were held in downtown Huntsville – is now up for one of three top awards of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, depending on the number of votes received.
The top three finalists will also be featured on CBC Sports as part of the Sports Day in Canada broadcast on Sept. 29.
Voting started today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. and runs until midnight, Sept. 21. Votes can be cast by going online at www.truesport.ca/giveback.