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FOR RELEASE
March 27, 2015

Whitehorse hosts the 2015 Canadian Masters Curling Championships

WHITEHORSE—Canada’s top masters curlers have arrived in Whitehorse for the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, beginning March 29 at the Whitehorse Curling Club.

“We are proud to support the Whitehorse Curling Club in bringing such a high-calibre event to the city,” Community Services Minister Currie Dixon said. “Many Canadian Masters athletes have competed in the Brier and Scotties, so this is sure to be an exciting competition. I would like to welcome all the athletes to Whitehorse and wish them the best of luck.”

The Canadian Masters Curling Championships is a national event, sanctioned by the Canadian Curling Association, for athletes aged 60 and over. The Department of Community Services contributed $25,000 to the championship as part of the government’s commitment to sport, recreation and active living.

“We are very excited to host curlers from across Canada,” Yukon Curling Association president Ellen Johnson said. “We are thankful to Community Services for helping fund the championships, and we would also like to acknowledge support received from the community and local businesses. We invite everybody to come out for some great curling!”

The opening ceremony will be held on March 29 and competition officially kicks off on March 30.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Diana Dryburgh
Communications, Community Services
867-667-5650
diana.dryburgh@gov.yk.ca


News Release #15-107