Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Community Sports

Curling Champs Sweep Chilliwack

City to host the best BC juniors this December

Submitted by Wendi Prinse, CCC/Voice file photo




hilliwack Curling Club has been selected as the host site for the 2014 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships.


The championship, which will take place from December 26 to 31, 2013, is for Junior Men and Junior Women curlers aged 21 and under.


It will be the first Curl BC event to be televised on Sportsnet.


Chilliwack has previously hosted the 2006 BC Menís provincial curling championship and the 2010 BC Mixed provincial curling championship, as well as the 2007 Continental Cup, an international curling competition that pits curlers from North America against curlers from the rest of the world. They also hosted the 2010 BC High School Provincials.


Wendi Prinse, the secretary of Chilliwack Curling Club, said she is excited the event is coming to Chilliwack.


ďItís a great opportunity for our sport, our club and the City of Chilliwack. Our club has had teams competing at provincials for the last few years and theyíve had a lot of great experiences. So itís time to give back,Ē she said.


The club has a busy junior curling program, so Chilliwack may even be able to send at least one home team to next seasonís event.


ďI sure hope we can send both a Junior Menís and Junior Womenís team to compete,Ē said Prinse.


Chilliwack Curling Club is a six-sheet facility with a lounge, eating area, lockers and office space. The club has approximately 650 active members curling regularly in leagues and approximately 1,500 shareholders.


About Curl BC
Curl BC is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in British Columbia. Curl BC is also responsible for the championship system that declares provincial representation at National events. In cooperation with its Members, Curl BC provides services to both competitive and recreational curlers, including a variety of adaptive groups.




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