Voting continues overnight for Canning bid

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By John DeCoste

Joey Murphy got comfortable while casting votes for Canning Tuesday afternoon. A person can only get this comfortable if he owns the place – which in this case, he does, as the voting station was upstairs in Murphy’s  Coldbrook pub.

Dedicated voting stations were set up in various locations to facilitate voting for Canning's bid for the 2012 Kraft Celebration Tour – which Valley Minor Football hopes will bring TSN and cash to the Canning Kinsmen’s Field.

The winner of the head-to-head vote between Canning and Clarenville, NL receives$25,000 for upgrades to sport and recreation facilities in their area

Voting is open until 1 p.m. July 11 at

Lew Murphy’s planned to offer a place to vote all night for supporters.

Murphy, one of the newest volunteer coaches for Valley Minor Football,  termed the tour "a great association builder that, regardless of the end result, can only improve the profile of football here in the Valley."

A Newfoundlander by birth, Murphy said he was totally comfortable voting for Canning over Clarenville, in the province of his birth.

"The Valley is home now.”

Voter turnout was light Tuesday afternoon, but organizers of the Canning campaign expected numbers would increase by evening, and that most of the voting would be done by individuals and groups at home.

Local sites with dedicated computers and internet access

Kingstec Campus

July 10 – 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

July 11 – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For those who want to log some serious voting hours, there will be 60 dedicated PCs available at Kingstec

Lew Murphy’s Pub, Coldbrook (upstairs in the multi-purpose room)

This is a 24-hour voting station, 1 p.m. July 10 to 1 p.m. July 11

There will be 12 available seats. Bring your own wireless device if you have one.

Valley Bulldogs Clubhouse, Kinsmen field, J. Jordan Road, Canning

July 10 – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (longer if needed)

July 11 – 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Four seats available (could go all night if needed).

There is also one computer at the Visitor Information Centre in Kentville. Voting can also be done at libraries, C@P sites or anywhere with public access computers, but for repeat voting, it’s best to use one of the dedicated locations.

Voting tips

  1. The best way to vote is from the comfort of your own home – use your PC, smart phone, laptop, tablet, etc.
  2. Get together in a group at one location, hold a voting party.
  3. Get together with your co-workers over lunch and on breaks.
  4. Vote continuously, there is no limit.

Lew Murphy’s will be Command Central for the campaign: 670-0629.

Follow along on Facebook and Twitter.


Organizations: Visitor Information Centre

Geographic location: Clarenville, The Valley, Kentville

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  • shelley wagner
    July 11, 2012 - 12:44