Marilyn Roberts isn’t giving up hope Tatamagouche and the North Shore Recreation Centre (NSRC) can come out on top.

Roberts was successful last year in having her submission to the Kraft Hockeyville competition walking away with $25,000, but she still wants that title and $100,000. Submissions are open for the 2017 competition, and Roberts has already put forth Tatamagouche and the centre.

“I know, the natural skeptical way to think is that we were nominated last year, there is no way we will make it again this year,” she wrote in an email. “However, I believe that if you don’t try, you will never know. Maybe this year will be different.”

Kraft will announce the Top 10 nominations on March 4, so Roberts is hoping people will show their support as much as they can until then on the Kraft Hockeyville website, as well as social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“I want to flood their website with support for our nomination,” she said. “There are others who have nominated the NSRC as well, which is great.

“We need to make a lot of noise to show Kraft that we are worthy of this title and prize.”

The money won through last year’s competition is going toward the replacement cost of a new floor, which needs to be done within the next two years.

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Raissa Tetanish
Raissa Tetanish is the editor of the Tatamagouche Light. She has more than 12 years experience as a reporter, with a background in both photography and photojournalism. She can be reached at 902-305-6177, or