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December 22, 2016

Communities Selected to Host CurlingTown with Laycock Curling

(Saskatoon, SK) Team Saskatchewan and the 2016-2017 Decisive Farming CurlingTown presented by Crescent Point Energy have selected the five locations to host its youth curling events.

Laycock Curling, the 2015 Tim Horton’s Brier Bronze Medalists coming off a great start to the 2016-2017 campaign, currently sitting as the 4th ranked team in Canada and well positioned for an Olympic trials spot, along with their sponsors Decisive Farming and Crescent Point Energy are excited about the upcoming 5th annual CurlingTown events. Seed Hawk is the proud title sponsor of Team Laycock, a solid contender for the next Canadian Olympic Curling Team. This initiative is Laycock Curling’s way of driving participation by visiting five communities across Western Canada and teaching youth about Curling, sport, dedication, team-work and work ethic.

 

CurlingTown with Team Laycock

Team Laycock promoting the sport of curling with youth at CurlingTown event

 

Numerous curling clubs across the prairies submitted applications to host. The following locations were selected based on the excitement expressed in their applications:

After school junior clinics:

  • Whitewood Curling Club, Whitewood, SK
  • Humboldt Curling Club, Humboldt, SK
  • Livelong Curling Club, Livelong, SK
  • Cudworth Curling Club, Cudworth, SK

 

Grand Finale event – includes a junior clinic and friendly game between the local champion curling team and Laycock Curling as well as a community lunch:

  • Virden Curling Club, Virden, MB

 

The team hopes each selected community will rally around their events and encourage youth to learn about curling, skill development, but most importantly, to grow confidence and have fun!

“We are super lucky to have sponsors that allow us to help promote and grow the sport that has given so much.” said, Kirk Muyres, Laycock Curling – Third. “The special part of the tour for us is to not only growing the participation at the youth level, but also teaching kids about dedication and creating lasting levels of confidence in our future leaders and Olympic Athletes.”

 

CurlingTown in Livelong, SK

Kirk Muyres from Team Laycock teaching curling skills at CurlingTown event in Livelong, SK

 

The CurlingTown scheduled tour dates are below and are also listed online at www.laycockcurling.ca. Contact your local community curling club for more information and to get involved.

 

Club Town Club Contact Event Date/ Time
Whitewood Curling Club Whitewood Chad Kelly 306-735-7810 Jan 20, 2017 4-7pm
Humboldt Curling Club Humboldt Beverly Kaip 306-682-2123 Feb 8, 2016 4-7pm
Livelong Curling Club Livelong Starla Denny 306-845-3129 Dec 20, 2016 4-7pm
Cudworth Curling Club Cudworth Kyler Broad 306-321-5062 Feb 9, 2017 4-7pm
VirdenCurling Club Virden Graham Freeman 204-851-5982 Jan 21, 2017 9:30-3pm

 

CurlingTown in Livelong, SK

Team Laycock giving away prizes at recent CurlingTown event in Livelong, SK on December 20, 2016

 

The day will consist of the team signing autographs, taking pictures, teaching skills and chatting with the kids about their own experiences and allowing the kids to meet the 2015 Brier Bronze Medalists. We look forward to seeing you all there! The team encourages any and all to join and come out for the day, whether you are an experienced curler or not!

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