Peter has won the ultimate hockey fan prize - the Stanley Cup delivered to his cottage in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario by former Stanley Cup Champion, Mark Messier.Congratulations to Peter and his family. If you'd like to see Peter's winning entry and the other two finalists go >>> HERE.
From among hundreds of Canadians who entered the Bring Home the Stanley Cup contest, Peter was selected as one of three finalists for his creativity, and passion for the game, their playoff rituals and hockey shrines. The two other finalists were Dean McCord of Calgary, Alberta and Martin Wanless of Halifax, Nova Scotia. From May 5 to 8, Canadians could go to www.cbc.ca/bringhomethecup to view each finalist's video and vote for a winner.
As the winner of Bring Home the Stanley Cup contest, Peter and his family will have a one-of-a-kind hockey shrine designed by CBC's Hockey Night in Canada complete with a Samsung HDTV Home Theatre System and a flowing supply of Pepsi, Lay's and Gatorade products in their cottage. They will also host the Ultimate Playoff Party where together with friends and family, the official Stanley Cup will be delivered to their cottage by six-time Stanley Cup champion, Mark Messier! The party will then be broadcast on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada during the Stanley Cup finals.
Peter is a member of the Villamere family, whose cottage is in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario. The Villamere's, who live throughout Ontario, have been going to their cottage since 1949. Despite having no running water or electricity, four generations of Villamere's watch the playoffs on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada through a satellite that projects the game on to a bed sheet tacked to the side of the cottage.
Hey Pete, since you were the official Odd Man Rush candidate for the Bring Home the Cup contest, I'm expecting a invite to the big party.