Vote Renous NB for Kraft Hockeyville

The campaign to win this year’s Kraft Hockeyville is in full swing! The Tom Donovan Arena in Renous, NB has made it to the Top 4 and is the only East Coast location in the running. The Grand Prize winning community will win $250,000 in arena upgrades and the opportunity to host an NHL® Pre-Season hockey game.

Thomas Dunn

The bid for Kraft Hockeyville was submitted in memorial of Thomas Dunn, a 14 year old boy and young hockey player whose life was taken in an accident this past year. The improvements to the arena will be made in his honour.

The outpouring of community spirit and support that has resulted, is both overwhelming and inspiring. Messages, photos, and videos of support from schools, hockey teams, businesses and individuals have been pouring in from all across Canada and the US.

How to Vote

Vote online at from
1:00 PM Friday March 29th to 9:30 pm Saturday March 30th (Atlantic Time)

You must have a valid email address to vote.

Visit the Renous Hockeyville website

For voting information, photos, videos, articles, where to buy t-shirts and hats, and to learn more about Thomas Dunn, the boy who is the inspriation behind all this, visit the website:

Also join the Facebook group for updates:

All the Ways you Can Participate

  • Highlight March 29th and 30th on your calendar!
  • VOTE!! Go online and “Vote” as many times as possible between March 29th – 1 pm until March 30th- 9:30 pm (Atlantic time). You simply need an email account to be eligible. Voters must be 13 years of age or older.
  • Create awareness by celebrating “Jersey Day” on March 29th in every school, business and community in New Brunswick.
  • We are asking all New Brunswick schools to “Give 20 for Tom” on March 29th.  Each principal would allot 20 minutes to students and staff to vote.   We are hoping that as soon as someone is signed up and knows how to vote, they are much more likely to continue voting after school Friday and Saturday.
  • Window Display Challenge – to all NB schools and businesses.  Create a window display to show your support for Renous’s Tom Donovan Arena in their race to win the title of Kraft Hockeyville. Take a picture of your staff/students with your display and post it to social media with the #Renous2019KHV or #NeverDunn.
  • Add a frame to your Facebook profile pic in support of Renous! -click the link.

Below are just a few photos of support that have been posted on social media, visit the website and Facebook group for more! (click photos to enlarge)

Jake Allen from the St. Louis Blues showing his support.


  1. herbie dickson on March 30, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    well deserving.

  2. Jim Glass on March 30, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    I am 84 years old living in Victoria, BC
    Spent a very large part of my boyhood from 1946 to 1961 in Renous,played a lot of hockey in the old outdoor rink
    At the old navy ammunition depot where my father was the Fire Chief.
    Knew Tom Donovan well and my wife is also a Miramichi girl.
    We are proud of you Renous, well done and hope we win the whole enchilada .

    Jim Glass
    1111Praisewood Terrace,
    Victoria, BC V8X5E6.

  3. Giv'er Miramichi on March 30, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Vote online at from
    1:00 PM Friday March 29th to 9:30 pm Saturday March 30th (Atlantic Time)

  4. Phyllis Innes on March 29, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    How do I vote

  5. Tina Jepson on March 29, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Go Renous..Go

  6. Rubby White on March 29, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Very happy to vote but makes it hard with a robot sign

  7. Barbara MacDonald on March 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Go renounce go I was at this rink many times with my son, as he played competive hockey!

  8. Jody Colford on March 29, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Way to go renous you can do it everyone is behind you

  9. Bryan Cornish on March 29, 2019 at 8:49 am

    What a great tribute to the Tom Donovan Arena. We are not from New Brunswick but moved to Retirement Miramichi 10 years ago and having played hockey myself as a goalie and also having coached for over 30 years both here and in Quebec and Ontario I have followed Jake Allens career plus some of the other players from the Maritimes and who could forget the Malone family, all great hockey players in their own right so we will be voting for Renous for sure!

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