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Canadian National Pond Hockey Championship asking for $25,000 from County

The Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships is looking for the county’s help for the yearly event.

Neil Lumsden, Executive Director of J-Core Marketing who created the event addressed council Apr. 23 submitting a request for a three year contract with the county to host the championship every year.

The request also included $25,000 to go into the organization every year to put on the event. The weekend long event happens every year in January.

Over 8500 hockey games have been played over nine years and over 12,400 players have taken part. According to the organization’s report, they have succeeded in creating close to $385,000 that has gone into the community.

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The event is only one of two in Canada that is successful. When asked if the county’s contribution was crucial to the success of the event, Lumsden said they need the whole participation.

County has received the request for further consideration.

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