TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ – Today kicks-off The Dominion Curling Club Championship, a week-long national curling event presented by The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company (The Dominion). The event, now in its third year is taking place at the Richmond Curling Club in Richmond, British Columbia from November 21st to 26th.
The event is the ultimate experience for club curlers. Men’s and women’s teams from each of Canada’s provinces and territories come to play each year in round robin competition, all vying for the honour of being named 2011 Canadian Curling Club Champions. The teams’ places in the event are already hard-won, with each rink having taken home the championship at their provincial or territorial playdowns.
Richmond Mayor, Malcolm Brodie will join in the Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday evening to officially welcome all competitors and volunteers. Also on hand for the week-long event will be 2010 Paralympic Gold Medalist curler, Sonja Gaudet and 2010 Canadian Olympic Curling Coach, Jim Waite.
All of the event action can be followed through The Dominion Curling Club Championship’s online social community, which includes: Twitter (@thedominioncurls and hashtag #TDCCC2011, along with #teampei for the PEI teams), Facebook (facebook.com/thedominioncurls), YouTube and live-streaming at thedominioncurls.ca. Share, interact, don’t miss any of the action.
“We’re thrilled to be back for our third annual The Dominion Curling Club Championship,” says George Cooke, President and CEO of The Dominion. “It gives me a great sense of pride to see this Championship grow and develop curling club talent across the country, inspiring others to get involved.”
All profits from The Dominion Curling Club Championship will be re-directed to the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) and developmental curling initiatives in communities across the country. The CPA aims to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities achieve independence, self reliance and full community participation. The Dominion is proud to support the CPA in reaching their goals.
The Dominion has been insuring Canadians since 1887. For more information about The Dominion’s car, home and business or to find an independent broker visit The Dominion, Canada’s Trusted Insurance Company at thedominion.ca.