Haliburton boy needs votes
By Darren Lum
Nine-year-old Kip Kelly of Haliburton had just come home from ice fishing with his father on Thursday when he learned from his mother that his original design was chosen as one of the top-ten finalists for the 2021 Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest, as run by Nordiq Canada.
The young Nordic skier couldn't say what inspired his design of a chicken on Nordic skis, double-poling pencil-crayon image, but appreciated the good news and said, “It was awesome.”
Although he didn't say much more, his feelings were evident by his smile and the light in his eyes.
Last year, he entered the contest, but didn't make the top-10.
The contest was open to children between the ages five to nine, who are enrolled in the Nordiq Canada Jackrabbit or Bunnyrabbit programs.
Only Nordiq Canada members are eligible to vote. One vote can be cast from an electronic device.
Voting is open until noon (MST) on March 18. Use theSurvey Monkey link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/XQ2ZY2Q
See a longer version of this story in the Echo this Tuesday.