After campaigning for weeks, all Wilkie can do now is wait for the Hockeyville announcement.

Spearheading the Campaign is Helen Urlacher, who has gained the support of the town. She said the program has really brought the community together to try and reach their goal of the gaining the Hockeyville title.

Wilkie has already benefited from the Hockeyville program, as Urlacher explained, "In 2017, we placed in the top 10 and that was $25,000 that we took home. It enabled us to get back into our rink. The community had really rallied together."

This is the third year Wilkie will be vying for the title.

If the community is able to make the top towns again this year, the prize money would be put towards their arena. Urlacher noted their minor hockey dressing rooms and the rink stands could use some upgrading.

Hockeyville has been running for 13 years but has never awarded a Saskatchewan community with the grand prize and title.

The community of Wilkie will gather at the SaskCan Community Centre on March 16th for Hockeyville's 'Top 4 Towns' Announcements. From there, voting will open up for the top four towns and the grand prize winner of $250,000 and an NHL Game will be announced on March 30th.

hockeyville 2Wilkie United Church Members supporting Wilkie for Hockeyville 2019.

hockeyville 3Wilkie Elks supporting the Hockeyville Campaign.

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