Winnipeg’s volunteer force already 1,000 strong
- Updated: June 28, 2013
Ever since the announcement that the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto – the most prestigious event in Canadian curling – will be coming to Winnipeg’s MTS Centre, Dec. 1-8, volunteers have been lining up to make their mark on the city’s storied curling history.
“The support from the community, and the entire province, has been nothing less than outstanding,” said Host Chair Mitch Tarapasky. “We’ve hosted a number of national and world championships in the past, but you just get the sense that everyone realizes this is something very special, and they really want to be part of this unique experience.”
The Host Committee set the goal of recruiting 1,000 dedicated people to take on all the hard work that it takes to ensure the city shines bright in the national spotlight when our country’s top men’s and women’s teams compete for the right to represent Canada in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The quota has not only been filled, there are still 300 more on the waiting list who would love to get in on the action.
The majority of registered volunteers came out for the initial rally April 28 at the MTS Centre to pose for accreditation photographs and be sized for the official uniforms they’ll wear with pride for one amazing week in December.
While most will be heading to work six months down the road when the curlers hit the ice, some volunteers drew the early shift and are already on the job promoting the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings at various community events. The summer promotions schedule is moving into high gear with appearances planned at several golf tournaments and the 47th annual Manitoba Highland Gathering, June 22 in Selkirk.
“You Gotta Be There” with the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings volunteer team at community events taking place in communities throughout Manitoba this summer. And, “You Gotta Be There” when Canada crowns the two teams that will carry our Olympic dreams to Sochi, Russia. Get the best seats in the MTS Centre right now by clicking here.