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Lumby makes it to Hockeyville finals

The sign this morning, Sunday, March 20, 2016, outside the Solera Cafe in Cherryville.
Image Credit: Solera Cafe via Facebook
March 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM

LUMBY – The arena in Lumby will get a $100,000 renovation after becoming one of two finalists in the Hockeyville 2016 contest.

The top two finalists — Lumby and Saint-Isidore, Quebec — were announced during the Vancouver Canucks-St. Louis Blues NHL game last night, March 19.

While both communities have won $100,000, online voting is underway again to see which city will be named Hockeyville for 2016. The winner will also host a pre-season NHL game.

You can vote as many times as you would like at the Hockeyville website until 9 p.m. Monday.

Lumby residents have said their ice facility, the Pat Duke Memorial Arena, could greatly use the cash infusion. Inadequate change rooms, rotting walls, leaks, and a broken score clock are just some of the issues with the building.

To vote for Lumby, click here to go to the Hockeyville website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 4:12 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2016 to clarify the condition of the arena.

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