Cornwall to host 2020 Ontario Curling ChampionshipsJanuary 24, 2019
Cornwall Ontario – The City of Cornwall has been selected to host the 2020 Men’s and Women’s Provincial Curling Championships.
The two events, also known as the Tankard (Men’s) and Tournament of Hearts (Women’s), will be combined with all of the action taking place at the Cornwall Civic Complex. The Championships will see the top eight men’s and eight women’s teams battle it out to see who will represent Ontario at the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
“It’s an ideal venue for one of Ontario’s premier events,” said Stephen Chenier, Executive Director of CurlON. “We’ve had ample success in the past with combined Men’s and Women’s provincial events, and Cornwall is a proven hotbed of curling in eastern Ontario.”
The event is tentatively set for January 28th to February 2nd and the ice at the Ed Lumley Arena will be temporarily transformed into five curling sheets for the event.
“This is a great opportunity to showcase our city and our great facilities to the rest of Ontario,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement. “Our local curling community has a very active membership and I know that will help make this event a huge success.”
It’s estimated the provincial championship generates an economic impact of $2 million for the host community.
The Cornwall Curling Club hosts a number of bonspiels and special events throughout the year, including the Shorty Jenkins Classic, a tournament that features some of the world’s best curlers each September.
“We’re looking forward to working with CurlON and the City of Cornwall to host the provincial championships,” said Cornwall Curling Club member Kevin Baker. “It will be a chance to see some great curling action right in our own backyard. We’re confident local sports fans and businesses will support the event and come out to watch the action.”
Ticket information and additional details on the 2020 Provincial Championships will be announced as they emerge.
Meanwhile, the 2019 Ontario Men’s and Women’s Provincial Championships is set to begin on January 27th in Elmira, Ontario. Tickets and details are available at www.curlonchamps.ca and free streaming services are available at www.titlesportslive.ca.
Residents and businesses who are interested in volunteer or sponsorship opportunities at the event are asked to contact Kevin Lajoie, Tourism Coordinator, at 613-930-2787 ext. 2547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.