August 26, 2013
By Kevin Weedmark
Friday was the day people in Rocanville had been waiting for.
Kraft and TSN came to town, threw a big celebration, and left $25,000 in the community for much-needed improvements to the Rocanville swimming pool.
Hundreds of people attended the celebration and the live broadcast of TSN SportsCentre.
Rocanville was named the winner of the Kraft Celebration Tour July 18 after going head-to-head with Esterhazy in internet voting for a chance to win $25,000 for repairs and upgrades to the Rocanville pool.
The town was nominated for the contest by Darci Palmer, and was selected as one of 20 finalists for the contest on the basis of the nomination.
The town was paired up with Esterhazy, and after 24 hours of online voting, Rocanville came out the winner with the most amount of votes and a $25,000 prize from Kraft to help with much needed repairs and upgrades to the town’s 40-year-old indoor pool.
Rocanville’s museum grounds were packed with hundreds of people Friday afternoon, with a barbecue, food sample booths, games and activities. Everything from an inflatable slide to a peanut butter tower to the Oreo mascot were part of the Kraft celebration.