Widow of recently-deceased Mayor casts first vote in Kraft Hockeyville national contest in West Lorne
Emotional Community Gathering
West Lorne residents rallied together in a bid to win the Kraft Hockeyville national contest. The contest offers a grand prize of $250,000 in arena upgrades and a pre-season NHL game opportunity. West Lorne Mayor Duncan McPhail recently passed away, but his widow, Norma McPhail, cast the first vote in the contest, stating that he was cheering for them to win. West Lorne Minor Hockey President Kevin Summers pointed out that the facility upgrades are long overdue, with only four full-size dressing rooms.
Star Power in West Lorne
A video posted on YouTube features NHL star and former London Knight Bo Horvat endorsing West Lorne’s bid for the Kraft Hockeyville national contest. Horvat shared that he built lasting friendships during his time as a West Lorne Comet and enjoyed public skates. Other finalists in the contest include Saint-Anselme, Que., Maple Ridge, B.C., and Ste. Anne, Man. Even though West Lorne is the smallest of these communities, West Elgin Councillor Bill Denning expressed pride in the town, noting that its size should not diminish its might.
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Royal LePage’s Prediction
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Duheme Backs Mass Casualty Commission Report
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Illegal Border Crossing
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Trump’s Legal Battle
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106-Year-Old Tattoo Artist
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Trudeau Responds to Criticism
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