Voting is over! The Kraft Heinz Play Project ended today (Oct. 20th) at noon.
At Rotary Hall in the Plex in Port Elgin (Saugeen Shores), in an amazing finish, the final vote at the Kool-aid Centre came in at more than 110,000. This does not factor in the rest of the community votes!
At the beginning of the selection choice, Saugeen Shores came in 4th out of 3,000 nominations for community projects across Canada based on nomination numbers.
Co-organizer, Vice-deputy Mayor Mike Myatt said that the effort of the entire community was incredible over the voting process and, in particular, the final 48 hours over the weekend from Friday noon on October 18th to Sunday noon on October 20th. “I can’t say enough about the people from Bruce and Grey Counties and across Canada and the volunteers. We literally had people voting from every province who have family ties to this area. When it comes to Saugeen Shores residents, all I can say is … WOW!
According to Councilors Cheryl Grace, Kristan Shrider and Vice-deputy Myatt, there were many stories that told of widespread support, from private voting parties to hockey teams and ball teams, to elderly seniors who all came out to vote and simply be a part of the community effort.
As Myatt said, the official announcement of the winning community will be made live tomorrow (Monday, Oct. 21st) by TSN at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre in Southampton at 6:00 p.m. SHARP!