Canada's First-Ever National Championship for Club Curlers

TORONTO, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company today announced further details of The Dominion Curling Club Championship: Canada's first-ever national championship for club curlers. The inaugural event runs from November 24 to 29, 2009, at St. George's Golf and Country Club in Toronto.

Men's and women's teams from each of Canada's provinces and territories are set to compete in November, including separate entries from Northern and Southern Ontario. With more than half of the participants confirmed, the remaining teams will be named over the coming weeks as they are declared champions at their provincial or territorial playdowns. Curlers from communities as far away as Iqaluit, Nunavut and Glooscap, Nova Scotia - many of whom have never traveled outside of their home province or territory - will compete amongst the country's very best amateur clubs.

World champion Canadian curler and Olympic hopeful Glenn Howard will be on hand November 24 at The Dominion Curling Club Championship's opening banquet to kick-off the event.

On November 29, one men's and one women's team will emerge victorious, and The Dominion will declare Canada's first-ever club champions. Toronto Mayor David Miller and celebrity curler Sherry Middaugh will congratulate winners that evening at the event's closing banquet.

"The Dominion believes amateur sport is an exciting and vital part of Canadian life," explains George Cooke, President and CEO of The Dominion. "We are excited to take our support of curling to the next level with The Dominion Curling Club Championship. Curlers have already started referring to our event as 'The Dominion', and we are overwhelmed by the curling community's positive response."

All profits from The Dominion Curling Club Championship will be re-directed to the Canadian Paraplegic Association and developmental curling initiatives in communities across the country.

For more information about The Dominion and its insurance products, visit thedominion.ca.

For more information about The Dominion's curling initiatives, visit thedominioncurls.ca.

SOURCE Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company

For further information: For further information: Adam Santangelo, Chair, Media & Marketing, The Dominion Curling Club Championship, (416) 350-3749, asantangelo@thedominion.ca

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