The Holland College Woman’s Curling Team will be competing in the 2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)/Curling Canada Championships from March 24-28 in Leduc, Alberta.
The team members are Cynthia Pearson, from Fredericton New Brunswick, who is attending first year in the Culinary Program, Tegan Stride, from Summerside PEI, who is attending first year in the Practical Nursing program, MacKenzie Stewart, from Crapaud PEI, who is attending first year in the Practical Nursing program, and Taya-Ray Crossman, from Crapaud PEI, who is attending first year in the Human Services program.
They are holding an online fundraiser to help with team travel expenses of approximately $3000.
To help out, visit https://www.gofundme.com/holland-college-curling-team
This will be the first time the CCAA national men’s and women’s championships, for colleges and institutes, will be staged in cooperation with Curling Canada.
It will be the 14th CCAA national championship event; the event started in 1984 and ran through to 1990. It was revived in 2012 and has been staged annually ever since.
It will be the second straight year the CCAA Championships have been held in Alberta; Red Deer College and Fanshawe College won the women’s and men’s gold medals respectively at the University of Alberta-Augustana in Camrose.
“The CCAA is thrilled to be collaborating with Curling Canada in the hosting of the 2018 CCAA/Curling Canada Championships,” said Sandra Murray-MacDonell, Executive-Director of the CCAA. “By collaborating with Curling Canada, the hope is to grow the sport in the Canadian Collegiate post-secondary sector. ”
The championships will feature eight men’s and eight women’s teams.