Courtesy of the CCA and the Curling News......
OTTAWA TO HOST 2013 CANADIAN WHEELCHAIR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
OTTAWA, January 6, 2012The Canadian Curling Association today announced
that the 2013 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship will take place March
24-31 at the RA Centre in Ottawa.
³The RA Centre is honoured to be chosen to host this very prestigious event
for the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship,² said Rick Baker, Host
Committee Co-Chair and the RA Centre¹s Chief Executive Officer and General
³As one of the largest accessible recreation, sport, fitness and hospitality
clubs in Canada, we believe our wheelchair athletes will experience a first
class event. We are very proud to be the home for the Capital Wheelchair
Curling Association, one of the biggest Wheelchair Curling Groups in Ontario
that participate at the RA. We will work in concert with our athletes and
volunteers to ensure it is a truly successful championship.²
At last year¹s Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Edmonton, 10
teams competed, with Manitoba, skipped by Chris Sobkowicz, winning for the
The Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship began in 2004 and has
previously been won by Team Canada (skip Chris Daw) in 2004, 2005 and 2006
and by British Columbia in 2007 (skip Darryl Neighbour), 2008 and 2009 (skip
Jim Armstrong) and 2010 (skip Gary Cormack).
Since 2002, when the World Wheelchair Curling Championship began, Canada has
emerged victorious twiceboth by skip Jim Armstrong - in 2009 (in Vancouver)
and 2011 (in Prague).
The 2012 World Wheelchair Championship will be played February 18-25 in
Chuncheon City, South Korea. Canada will be represented by the reigning
world championship team of skip Jim Armstrong, third Darryl Neighbour,
second Ina Forrest, lead Sonja Gaudet and coach Joe Rea, with a new
alternate, Jack Smart.
Meanwhile, the 2012 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship is set for
March 18-25 at the Fort William Curling Club in Thunder Bay.
For further information:
Director, Curling Club Development & Championship Services
Canadian Curling Association
Host Committee Co-Chair
2013 Canadian Wheelchair Championship
& Chief Executive Officer
Ottawa RA Centre