In just six days, the best curlers in the country will be displaying their talent in Moose Jaw. The Capital One Curling Cup of Canada will be held at Mosaic Place beginning next Wednesday.
“It is truly an exciting time in Moose Jaw. Exactly one week to the day the action starts. Midnight tonight (Wednesday at midnight) Mosaic Place begins the transformation of the hockey area and curling area,” said Danielle Sicinski, host committee chair.
The elite field includes the top seven men’s and seven women’s teams that qualified on their success during the past season’s schedule. Those women’s teams include Heather Nedohin (Edmonton), Jennifer Jones rink (Winnipeg), Stefanie Lawton (Saskatoon), Sherry Middaugh (Coldwater, Ontario), Cathy Overton-Clapham (Winnipeg), Chelsea Carey (Winnipeg) and Crystal Webster (Calgary). The men’s teams include Glenn Howard (Coldwater, Ontario), Kevin Martin (Edmonton), Jeff Stoughton (Winnipeg), Kevin Koe (Calgary), Brad Gushue (St. John’s), Mike McEwen (Winnipeg) and John Epping (Toronto).
“This is going to be a remarkable event for the city of Moose Jaw for a number of reasons. We get to highlight and show off and do a little bit of bragging of the facility that we have here in Moose Jaw. I think it is going to be a great venue for curling. I can’t wait to see how the main arena looks set up for curling,” said Mayor Deb Higgins. “I know this is going to be a spectacular event, not only for the people of Moose Jaw, but for the many people that are coming to watch the best curlers in Canada. At the end of the week, everyone will remember Moose Jaw for great hospitality, great curling and a wonderful town.”
There will also be a Tim Hortons bus schedule that will provide a shuttle service for patrons and volunteers throughout the week. The schedule can be found online.
“It will have limited hours, but don’t be afraid to use the shuttle,” stated Sicinski. “It is a great idea to help with the traffic flow in the downtown.”
The event isn’t just about the curling, as the popular Original 16 Patch will have local talent bringing the entertainment throughout the week. The Patch is a fan-friendly environment with food and beverages. Those performers include Scott Benson Band, Trick Ryder, Method 2 Madness, Men Without Shame and Wonderland.
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