Gansauge committed to community and curling
- Updated: July 10, 2014
Travis Gansauge was director of the volunteer crew that served up the food and beverages in the Patch for the record-setting crowds attending the 2012 Canada Cup at Mosaic Place – the sports and entertainment facility that played an integral role in the rejuvenation of Moose Jaw’s downtown core.
When championship curling returns to the venue for the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 14-22, Gansauge will be back in the saddle for the off-the-ice festivities at the HeartStop Lounge. This time around, he’ll be Director of Bar Services at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre, housed in the Mosaic Place complex.
“For the Canada Cup our committee was only responsible for the serving staff,” says Gansauge, sales and service manager for the High Street branch of Conexus Credit Union. “With the Scotties, we’ll be in charge of inventory as well.”
“Being right in the middle of the party was just a great place to be,” he says about his Canada Cup experience. “Working every day with the volunteers and all the people in the Patch, and making a lot of new friends. It’s great to see a lot of the same faces coming back to be part of it all again.”
“I’m a proud Moose Javian and it was great to see the community come together for the Canada Cup and pull off a world-class event,” he says. “It was really amazing.”
Asked for a prediction on the success of the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Gansauge conceded it’s a tough question.
“But, the fact that the Canadian Curling Association has come back to Moose Jaw so quickly gives us a lot of confidence,” he says.
Gansauge, who also serves as vice president of Curl Moose Jaw, says the Scotties buzz is definitely starting to spread in the community.
“We’re just getting going on our summer promotions and early ticket sales have been really good. You can feel the momentum picking up, and that will only get stronger when we move into the fall and carry on leading up to the event.”
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