The Grandview Agricultural Community Centre will be turning 69 this year which means in 2025, the heartbeat of Grandview will be turning 70 years old.
As upgrades are very much needed at the rink, a group of dedicated community members has begun raising funds for a new ice plant for the facility. New boards are also needed at the rink and they come in at a cost of about $250,000.
Raising these funds without help will be a very difficult challenge and that's where Kraft Hockeyville comes in. Every year, they give one lucky community $250,000 to upgrade their arena and Alia is hoping that the GACC will be crowned champions this year.
At this point, you're asked to share your stories and photos about the GACC.
"Like any small town in Canada, the GACC is where it's at in the winter," said Alia Marcinkow. "It's always the hub of the community and we want that to continue for many years to come, hopefully for another 70 years."
The deadline to post your stories and photos about why you love the GACC is February 17. From there, the Kraft Hockeyville committee will narrow things down and choose a group of finalists.
"It's a place not only where kids are learning leadership skills, it's a place where parents come together to chat and have a great time," ended Marcinkow. "No one is ever down at the GACC, it's a pretty special place and we would love to be crowned Kraft Hockeyville champions."
So if you've ever spent time at the GACC, head to Kraft Hockeyville to share your great stories and photos and in turn, you could become a reason why $250,000 in upgrades could be on the way to the heartbeat of Grandview in just a few short months.