Canada's Curling Elite Unite to support The Sandra Schmirler Foundation



    TORONTO, July 23 /CNW/ - The Sandra Schmirler Golf Classic will be held
on Monday July 28th, 2008 at the Thornhill Golf and Country Club, Thornhill,
Ontario. Many of Canada's elite curlers will be in attendance; including 2008
Women's World Champions Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, 2008 Men's
World Champions, Ben Herbert and Mark Kennedy. Also in attendance will be 2007
World Champion Glenn Howard, Olympic Medalists Mike Harris (event co-chair)
and Joan McCusker, former teammate of Sandra Schmirler.
    "The Sandra Schmirler Golf Classic not only supports an important cause,
but it also gives participants the chance to enjoy a great day with some of
our country's finest athletes," says George Cooke, co-chair of the event and
President and CEO of The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company (The
Dominion).
    All net proceeds from the tournament will benefit The Sandra Schmirler
Foundation, a cause which supports neonatal care across Canada. This year, the
Sandra Schmirler Foundation provided funds to neonatal care units in Regina,
Winnipeg, Brandon and Vancouver hospitals. These funds will be used to
purchase equipment vital to infants in neonatal care. Supporting the Sandra
Schmirler Foundation helps infants to grow and reach their potential, because
ultimately, like Sandra, "Champions Start Small".
    "The Sandra Schmirler Foundation is very happy that the curling community
continues to provide such remarkable support for this worthwhile cause. I know
Sandra would be so proud," says Francine Poisson, President of the Sandra
Schmirler Foundation.

    About The Sandra Schmirler Foundation
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    The Sandra Schmirler Foundation was created in January, 2001, as a legacy
to Sandra in recognition and celebration of her love of family. The idea and
its reality were a collaborative effort by the Canadian Curling Association,
Scott Paper Limited (founding sponsor of the Scott Tournament of Hearts),
family and friends. Working hand-in-hand, the Foundation's mission is "caring
for babies in crisis through direct giving to neonatal care across Canada".





For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Rochefort, Tournament Coordinator,
Advertising and Promotions Coordinator, The Dominion of Canada General
Insurance Company, Phone: (416) 350-7367, jjrochefort@thedominion.ca; Shelagh
Paul, Media Contact, A.V.P. Corporate Communications, The Dominion of Canada
General Insurance Company, Phone: (416) 350-5880, spaul@thedominion.ca,
www.thedominion.ca

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