Vote for Amherst's Stanley Cup
AMHERST?- It's time to vote for Amherst's Stanley Cup.
The Stanley Cup has been built at Scotiabank on Albion Street in Amherst and now they need hockey fans and everybody else to vote for their entry in the Scotiabank Build Stanley Contest.
The cup is made entirely out of food people have brought into the bank. All of the items will be donated to the Amherst food bank when the contest ends later this month.
"I think it's the only cup in the contest made out of cans of food," financial advisor for the Scotiabank Maureen Penny said. "So it's quite a unique idea."
It took 344 cans of food to build the cup and the bowl at the top is made from a stainless steel mixing bowl.
On the website where people go to vote it says, "To complete "Stanley" it took 125 juice cans, 80 soup cans and 139 cans of tuna, turkey and ham."
"Right now we have a total of 500 items," manager of customer services Nancy Young said.
Winners of the contest win four free tickets to the Stanley Cup final.
If the Amherst Centre Scotiabank wins the tickets they will draw two customers' names from a ballot box and bring them along with two employees to the Stanley Cup Final.
Many of the cups entered from across Canada were entered into the contest in early March, whereas this cup was entered only recently.
"We are quite far behind in voting compared to some of the other cups so we really need people to get online and vote," Penny added.
She said the website can be slow during peak hours so it sometimes takes a bit of patience. People can vote more than once.
As of last night there were 215 votes for the Amherst Cup. Most of the 132 entries have less votes than the Amherst cup but there are a few who have votes numbered in the tens of thousands, so there's a lot of catching up to do.
The bank also accepts cash donations that they use to buy food with.
Also, if you bring in a food item and fill out a ballot you have a chance to win a token prize if they do not win the Stanley Cup tickets. To vote for cup go to http://www.scotiahockey.com/?buildStanley&235