Oil Country's Oberst Anthem Finalist
CBC sports announced today that Oilers fan and Beaumont, AB teacher Colin Oberst has been named one of two finalists for the Hockey Night In Canada Anthem Competition. The winner will be announced during this Saturday’s HNIC broadcast.
- Click here to view a profile on Colin Oberst and the making of the anthem
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Canadians will determine the Anthem Champion through a vote that continues until 9:59 p.m. MT Friday.
Oilers fans can vote for Oberst by logging on to http://anthemchallenge.cbc.ca/vote/ , by texting 1 to 777111 (50¢ per text), or by calling 1-900-451-9999 and pressing 1 when prompted ($1 per call).
“The entire Oilers organization is cheering for Colin and we encourage all Oilers fans to get behind his anthem by voting for it before Friday at 10:00 p.m.,” said Edmonton Oilers President and CEO Patrick LaForge. “We are looking forward to Saturday’s announcement on Hockey Night In Canada.”
The winner of Canada's Hockey Anthem Challenge will receive $100,000 in cash and half of the ongoing royalties, with the other half invested in minor hockey.