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Thursday, February 2, 2012

PEI to host demos

Story provided by: Eric Eales

Wheelchair Curling Demonstration and Bonspiel2012-01-30
ParaSport & Recreation PEI and the Cornwall Curling Club are excited to announce that they have partnered to offer a FREE Wheelchair Curling Demonstration and Bonspiel. This event has been initiated by the Cornwall Curling Club as part of the Town of Cornwall’s initiative to become “PEI’s most accessible community”. The newly reconstructed curling club is fully accessible so now people of all abilities will have the opportunity to curl in Cornwall. 

The demonstration and bonspiel are scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Please click here to see event poster for full details.

The full day event will begin with a 2- hour wheelchair curling demonstration led by Laughlie Rutt from Halifax, NS. Laughlie has been involved in the sport for many years, has represented NS at National Championships and has been instrumental in the development of the sport in Nova Scotia. We are excited to have Laughlie come to PEI to share his knowledge of the sport.

Following the demonstration, there will be a free lunch for all participants which will be followed by a wheelchair curling bonspiel. All participants must play using a wheelchair. Wheelchairs will be provided for those that need one. 

We are encouraging anyone that is interested to come out on the 18th to give this wonderful sport a try. No experience necessary and spectators are welcome so bring your family and friends (or maybe they want to play too!). We are asking that everyone pre-register prior to the event but it is not mandatory. We would like to get a feel for numbers for planning purposes. To pre-register, please call the ParaSport & Recreation PEI office at 368-4540 or email me at tracy@parasportpei.ca .

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