This month, the small town of Pilot Mound, Manitoba received $20,000 towards their arena for being a top 5 finalist in the Kraft Hockeyville 2008 competition. This community has pulled together to fundraise 2 million dollars. Even more impressive is the many hours volunteers have spent literally building the new arena complex. Their stories are very heartwarming and you can read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/hockeyville/finalists/Pilot_Mound_Millennium_Rec_Complex
It is an incredible thing to see a community pull together. Pilot Mound reminds me a little of April 2007 in Esquimalt when people got together to keep the Archie Browning Sports Centre (ABSC) open. I'll never forget how people of all ages got to the microphone to speak about what ABSC has meant to them over the years. I'd like to see Esquimalt be Hockeyville 2009!
Congratulations Pilot Mound!