A one-of-a-kind national Championship for club curlers in support of the
Canadian Paraplegic Association and developmental curling initiatives
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,
All of the event action can be followed through The Dominion Curling
Club Championship's online social community, which includes: Twitter
(@thedominioncurls), 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.
Event details - The Dominion Curling Club Championship:
Richmond Curling Club
5540 Hollybridge Way
Richmond, British Columbia
About The Dominion:
Canadian owned and operated since 1887, today The Dominion is one of the
country's largest property and casualty insurers. The Dominion takes
pride in providing Canadians with confidence that the cars, homes and
businesses they value are protected. A fierce advocate for consumer
interests, The Dominion is committed to making sure the insurance
system works best for consumers. The Dominion strongly believes
consumers should have access to independent, professional advisors, who
provide advocacy and choice, which is why they distribute their
products exclusively through independent brokers. The Dominion's
priority is to earn and maintain the trust and loyalty of
policyholders, employees and business partners. Visit thedominion.ca
About The Dominion and Curling:
Along with being the official insurer of the Canadian Curling
Association, the CCA Season of Champions events and Ontario Curling
Association, The Dominion is a primary sponsor of well over a dozen
curling championships, camps and fundraisers including The Dominion
Northern Ontario & Ontario Men's Tankards, The Scotties Tournament of
Hearts, The Brier, Alberta and Ontario Senior Men's Provincials, The
Canadian Wheelchair Championships, the Toronto Curling Association
Junior Bonspiel and a bonspiel which has raised more than $1.25 million
in the last 10 years benefitting the CPA Ontario.
SOURCE Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company
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