Water park advances to final of contest

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Kinsmen Water Park took home $25,000 on Tuesday as it advanced to the final 10 in this year’s Kraft Celebration Tour.

Kinsmen Water Park will now have a chance to earn an additional $100,000 over two days of online voting at www.kraftcelebrationtour.ca on July 21-22.

Kraft Canada and TSN released the 10 community projects that advanced to the finals on Canada Day.

TSN anchors Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness will visit Prince Albert on Wednesday, Aug. 20 during their swing through Western Canada as the network tapes SPORTSCENTRE in each of the cities between Aug. 15-24. 

Dutchyshen hails from Porcupine Plain, about 200 kilometres southwest of Prince Albert.

The nine other finalists are:

• Outdoor skating rink -- Montebello, Que.

• Community boathouse -- Nanaimo, B.C.

• Youth activity centre and skate park -- St. Andrews, N.B.

• Barrhead Curling Club -- Barrhead, Alta.

• Springhill Lions Park -- Springhill, N.S.

• Birchwood Field -- Charlottetown, P.E.I.

• Holland Recreation Committee -- Holland, Man.

• Gander Community Tennis Association -- Gander , N.L.

• The Miracle League of Ottawa -- Ottawa, Ont. 

In a press release, Jack Hewitt, Kraft Canada’s vice president of Consumer Insights and Portfolio Marketing, said the company is eager to begin the tour with TSN.

“We're inspired by each of these Top 10 communities and how they demonstrate their passion and commitment to building better places to play,” Hewitt said. “We're very proud to partner with them to create Kraft Celebration Tour legacies that will live on forever.”

Anchors Jennifer Hedger and Nabil Karim will visit the eastern cities that advanced to the finals.

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