Quinte, On. real estate agent: Congratulations To Wallaceburg Ontario

Congratulations To Wallaceburg Ontario

Well the votes were counted and the results were announced on TSN's Sportscentre broadcast last night. As you can guess by the title of this post, Wallaceburg got the better of Trenton in yesterday's voting.

Over one million votes were recieved, and I'm not sure what the actual breakdown was, but that's an impressive number. I know a lot of people in Trenton who stayed up all night voting, and I suppose a lot of folks did the same in Wallaceburg. 

Kraft is donating $25,000 to communities across Canada to upgrade their sports facilities. They are calling this the Kraft Celebration Tour 2011. The communities are paired off, and after a day of online voting, the one that gets the most votes will win this money. Many people put a large effort into rallying others to get motivated to vote, and this event created a lot of community spirit.

It would have been nice if Trenton had won, the local high school desperately needs a new track, however, the town of Wallaceburg will be putting this funding to good use too. Wallaceburg is well known for their lacrosse teams, and their facility could use a new floor. Minor sports are a very important part of a small town's identity, so this $25,000 will be put to very good use.

I am sure that Trenton will find a way to make upgrades to the high school track. This event has raised a lot of awareness and community spirit in town, so even though we didn't win the $25,000, we have gained quite a bit by the publicity.

Best of luck to the remaining communities who are competing. I have read all the entries, and they are all worthwhile causes. Upgrading our sports facilities is an investment in our youth, and really, that's a very sound investment.

Comment balloon 14 commentsMalcolm Johnston • July 14 2011 09:08AM


Malcolm, I saw your comment on another post today and couldn't believe I hadn't yet subscribed to you...sorry about that!  NOw, I am :-)

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTORĀ®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 8 years ago

Malcolm, I sure both candidate cities were worthy.  I hope Trenton finds a way to facilitate the needed repairs.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Kristin, that's ok., better late than never.

Chris, I'm sure it will get done now. The money would have been great, but the awareness is awesome too.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 8 years ago

Malcolm - Oh, too bad...  I would have voted for Trenton online (are westcoast votes allowed?!!).  Money that helps youth keep active in a positive way is money well spent. 

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) almost 8 years ago


One million votes, that's amazing. I just voted once. I tought the numbers might be in the hundreds, or the low thousands at the most.

Well, you certainly did your part.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) almost 8 years ago

Hi Malcolm,

We tried, but you are a good sport and great person to congratulate an equally great community, and your support and raising the awareness for Trenton will go a long way in getting the needed projects in Trenton completed, good for you...

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Sally, there's probably a community near you that could use your vote.

Brian, I was also very surprised at the number of votes generated, thanks for your vote.

Peter and Linda, thanks for the vote, Wallaceburg is a desreving community too.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 8 years ago

Malcolm,  I know a good number of people that were rallying for Trenton. As you've said I'm sure the "left-over" community involvement will help Trenton realize it's goal. Good post

Posted by E H (None) almost 8 years ago

Malcolm, I'm Trenton didn't win.  Maybe the exposure will help someone come up with a wonderful fundraising idea to get money to fix the track, just a thought.  --Krystal

Posted by Krystal Knott, Breckenridge CO Real Estate & All Summit County CO (LIV Sotheby's International Realty) almost 8 years ago

Evan, yeslots of people were on-board, obviously there were more in Wallaceburg though.

Krystal, I'm sure a solution will be found quickly, the exposure really did help.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 8 years ago

Kudos to Kraft, this makes our 'Kraft' dinner night all the more enjoyable! ;) Love companies like this that give back to communities Malcolm!   

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Good evening Malcolm.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) almost 8 years ago

over one million votes!! wow... that is almost as good as American Idol.. LOL.. congrats to the winner!!

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) almost 8 years ago

Wow, that speaks highly for community support of the local schools.  It is always nice to see people get behind a good cause.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 8 years ago