OVCA Future Stars program accepting applications from junior curlers

The 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings comes to Ottawa from Dec. 2-10 and is inviting junior curlers from the Ottawa Valley region to join in for a thrilling experience.

Skip Brad Gushue is in charge of the selfie with Team Gushue’s Future Stars at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s, N.L. (Curling Canada photo)

The Ottawa Valley Curling Association (OVCA) is the official sponsor of the Future Stars program. OVCA Future Stars will select 72 junior curlers – one for every player on the nine men and women’s teams competing at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings – to be part of this VIP experience. OVCA Future Stars will receive:

• The opportunity to meet their mentor and team, observe a team practice and take part in a pre-game ceremony;
• An official photograph of the team;
• A ticket to watch their team play (including two additional tickets for parents/guardians);
• A commemorative OVCA Future Stars jacket;
• A 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings pin;
• A tour of the TSN mobile production truck (subject to approval by TSN).

“Junior curlers from the Ottawa Valley will get to witness history in the making when Canada’s best curling teams compete to represent the nation at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games,” said Tom Sinclair, President of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association. “We’re excited that young curlers from our region have this unique experience that will inspire them to achieve their own curling goals.”

OVCA Future Stars is open to junior curlers from an OVCA-affiliated club and between the ages of 12-16. In addition to filling out an application form, junior curlers must also include a personal submission on the theme of: Curling – My Team, My Coach and Me. The medium of the submission can be of the curler’s choice, including a video, photo montage, poster, short story, poem, etc.

Applications can be submitted by visiting: https://www.ovcaevents.com/events/future-stars.

The submissions will be judged in the weeks following the June 16, 2017 deadline and the winners notified mid-summer.

In addition to the 72 OVCA Future Stars, an additional 20 junior curlers from the OVCA will be selected to take part in the 2017 Roar of the Rings opening ceremony at Canadian Tire Centre. They will be selected based on commitment to the community, volunteerism and teamwork.

The Team Saskatchewan Juniors Stars are introduced during pre-game ceremonies at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s, N.L. (Curling Canada photo)

For more information, please contact:

Tom Sinclair
President, Ottawa Valley Curling Association

Elaine Brimicombe
Host Committee, Vice Chair of Volunteers & Special Events