Today, Premier Brad Wall is encouraging Saskatchewan residents and all Canadians to vote for Humboldt for the title of 'Kraft Hockeyville 2009'.

"Saskatchewan people are known for their extraordinary hockey spirit,"
Wall said. "Let's show that spirit by voting for Humboldt for Canada's
'Kraft Hockeyville 2009', and making Humboldt's dream come true. Some
of the world's best hockey players come from Saskatchewan. We have the
greatest fans, and enjoy the best hospitality around; now let's prove
it to the rest of Canada."

Humboldt is one of five national finalists for the title. Everyone can
help the city win the title by voting. Voting opened on February 28th
at 10:00pm, and will remain open until 10:59pm on March 4th.

There are three ways to vote:

* Online at

* Toll-free at 1-866-533-8066

* By SMS text messaging "Vote Humboldt" to 222111. (Standard text
message rates apply to messages sent and received - these rates are
applied by the carrier. For more information about text message rates
and plans, please contact your mobile carrier.)

If selected as 'Kraft Hockeyville 2009', Humboldt will host a National
Hockey League pre-season game in the Elgar Petersen Arena, which CBC
Hockey Night in Canada will broadcast. Humboldt will also receive
$100,000 from Kraft to upgrade the arena. The runners-up will each
receive $25,000 to be used for arena upgrades.