Petrolia is making a bid to become Hockeyville.
Kraft encourages communities to be nominated for the title of Hockeyville – the grand prize brings $100,000 to the community and an NHL preseason game to the local rink.
Laurissa Ellsworth, director of marketing for Petrolia, says there is a bid to make the home of the Oilers and Squires known as Hockeyville. The bid is in partnership with the Petrolia Minor Hockey Association.
Communities have until March 11 to submit their names – the more nominations there are for a town the better. Then between March 12 and April 8, the entries are judged. After that there are three rounds of community voting for the prize before the winner is announced.
Ellsworth says the bid has just begun but the town will be using social media to promote the entry into the contest.
“We’re going to get as much information out there as we can,” she says.