The organizers of Lawrencetown for
Hockeyville 2010 would like to express their gratitude and thanks to all
who participated in a tremendous effort to capture the CBC Kraft
Hockeyville crown this year!
Individuals, businesses, schools, organizations and government supporters
came together in a tremendous effort that generated a gigantic 723,571
votes for the Lawrencetown bid; an extraordinary amount of support for
this small village in the heart of Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis
We were overwhelmed by the support of individuals who shared with us
their stories and memories of our little community rink, and the extended
family of supporters from around the world who were touched by the efforts
of a small village to maintain a place for their children, a place built
by dedicated community volunteers here forty years ago.
We cannot fully express how much the loving support from all around us,
and from far away, has energized and touched us. Achieving the position of
fourth in the country, with a tiny population of 690 at the core of the
effort, was a spectacular feat that we are all very proud to have shared
with our children. Our young people have seen what great things can be
accomplished when we all believe, and work, together. That is why we feel
like the winners today.
We were blessed to meet some wonderful people from Kraft Hockeyville and
CBC this past weekend during our celebrations at the rink. Rob and
Mathieu, we are indebted to you for your great sense of humour and the
enthusiasm you brought to your visit. To ALL of the CBC crew, including
our celebrities, thank you for the kind way in which you entered our
village and how much you enjoyed your time with us.
To all our supporters, we extend our gratitude to you, as you extended
your hearts to us. Our work, and our journey continue forward, as we write
the next page in the life of our community.
Martha Roberts, Todd Roberts, Lynn Roscoe and Keith Veinott