North Shore Winter Club to host provincial women's curling finals
The North Shore Winter Club will be in the provincial spotlight next January after being chosen to host the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Last week, Curl BC announced the North Shore organization had won its bid to host the provincial women’s curling championship, which runs from Jan. 23 to 29.
Liz Goldenberg, the NSWC’s director of curling, said the club is brimming with excitement to host some of B.C.’s best female curlers.
“It’s going to be very fun,” Goldenberg told The Outlook.
“It creates a buzz within the curling community and draws attention to our club and the area.”
The tourney will bring B.C.’s top 10 women’s teams to North Van to battle for a berth in the nationals. Curling icon and former world champion Kelly Scott will be among the contenders.
The B.C. championships will begin with a round robin, followed by a four-team playoff. The semi-finals and finals will be televised.
Last winter the club hosted the provincial junior championships, which drew up to 100 spectators per match. Goldenberg says the club is expecting even larger crowds at the women’s championships, and has already begun looking for volunteers. For more information visit www.nswc.ca.