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CCA launches Virtual Hall of Fame

OTTAWA — Curling fans around the world will be able to access the rich history of the Roaring Game in Canada with just a click of the mouse.

The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) announced today that it has launched a new web site for its Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. It can be accessed at www.curling.ca/hof.

On the site, fans and media will be able to get information on the 385 members of the Canadian Curling Association Hall of Fame, including 2013 inductees Cathy King, Sonja Gaudet and Laura Lochanski, through a virtual tour.

“So much of the attention is paid to the here and now when it comes to curling, but it’s due to the work of the athletes and builders in the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame that game is thriving, healthy and prominent today in Canada,” said CCA Chief Executive Officer Greg Stremlaw. “Our Hall of Fame web-based platform is a wonderful and comprehensive tribute to those people, and a terrific way for fans to find out more about the game and the people who’ve made it so great by exploring the virtual Hall of Fame.”

The online Hall of Fame features pictures and biographies of most of the inductees over the years, although the site will continue to evolve as pictures and information on some of the early inductees are submitted.

“We’re hoping our great curling fans can supply some more background details and photographs of our inductees,” said Glenn van Gulik, the CCA’s Director, Information Services and Technology, who oversaw the Virtual Hall of Fame project. “It’s a great way for people to get involved with, and contribute to, the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.”