Local volunteers will be hitting the election trail this weekend well before the B.C. election writ has been dropped.
The minor hockey associations which John Blessman and Agnes Pau volunteer their time will be encouraging members to GOTV - get out the votes - as part of the Kraft Hockey Goes On Canada contest, which begins tomorrow (March 23) and ends Sunday.
People will have 48 hours to vote for their top minor hockey volunteer, with an eye on winning one of five $100,000 or one of 20-$20,000 runnerup awards that will be presented to the volunteer's respective minor hockey organization.
The two local hockey people emerged from a crowded field of nominees, and are among 20 B.C. people who are vying for the most votes.
The two have dedicated hundreds of hours each year on behalf of their respective minor hockey programs. Blessman is the director of hockey operations and a coach for Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association, while Pau is a long-time coach and volunteer with the Tri-Cities Female Ice Hockey Association.
People can vote at www. krafthockeygoeson.ca.