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Osoyoos is one of the top 16 finalists in the 2014 Kraft Hockeyville competition.

The South Okangan town learned about the placement, when an announcement was made during Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday.

What it means, according to Gerald Davis, director of community services, is Osoyoos will receive $25,000 toward upgrades at the Sun Bowl Arena.

"It's awesome. It's fantastic," said Davis. "Just really, really good."

After Saturday's announcement, they opened up the voting lines, until 9 p.m., Pacific Standard Time Monday night.

On March 15, during Hockey Night in Canada they will announce the top two finalists from the east and top two from the west.

"If we are lucky enough to be in the top two, the minimum amount won at that point is $50,000," said Davis.

Voting is again opened up from March 15 to 17, and the top two will be announced March 22.

If Osoyoos makes it to the top two, the amount won will be $100,000 toward arena upgrades.

There is a third voting period from March 22 to 24, and an overall winner is announced on April 5.

That winner gets to host an NHL pre-season game and receive a visit from CBC.

"It's all very exciting," said Davis.

The Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm is also in the top 16. 

To vote go online here.



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