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Golf Channel partners with Canadian Curling Association to promote curling on GolfNow travel show

Friday, 30 September 2011 - Posted by Canadian Curling Association

The Golf Channel and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) recently partnered on creative content for the Golf Channel’s highly successful GolfNow travel show.

The Golf Channel

GolfNow selected the nation’s capital city, Ottawa, in an effort to showcase both premier golf courses in the region as well as other iconic activities to do in Canada. The Canadian Curling Association was selected to be profiled on the show after presentations were made to the production selection team.

GolfNow has a major following in Canada and is especially popular in the United States and international markets. Previous shows have showcased the likes of Washington (DC), Las Vegas (NV), Dublin (Ireland) and other international sites. Host Lauren Thompson promotes the City of Ottawa in the latest episode and then profiles the sport of curling while taking her first-ever curling lesson from Ottawa native and former Brier and World Champion – Craig Savill.

The Canadian Curling Association was instrumental in securing an arena and arranging curling ice, site preparation and the coordination of all logistics to help further expose the sport in non-traditional markets. Craig Savill, a National Team Program athlete, acted as an ambassador of the game and helped champion the profile of the sport.

The show premieres Monday, October 3, at 9:00 pm ET on the Golf Channel. Check your local listings for programming information.

Rebroadcast air dates and time are as follows:

  • Monday, October 3 @ 9:00PM ET (Show Premiere)
  • Tuesday, October 3 @ 12:00AM ET
  • Friday, October 7 @ 12:30PM ET
  • Saturday, October 8 @ 3:00PM ET
  • Thursday, December 15 @ 8:30PM ET
  • Friday, December 16 @ 5:30PM ET
  • Monday, December 19 @ 5:30 PM ET
  • Wednesday, December 21 @ 11:00PM ET
  • Monday, December 26 @ 1:30PM ET

From left to right: Craig Savill, Lauren Thompson, Greg Stremlaw, Danny Lamoureux

About Golf Channel:
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. The Golf Channel cable network, co-founded by Arnold Palmer and part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, added to a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s best news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel’s digital platform of businesses is led by www.GolfChannel.com, a leading golf destination on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that help the recreational player with how to play, what to play and where to play golf.

About the CCA:
The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in Canada. In cooperation with its Provincial and Territorial Member Associations from across Canada, the CCA provides programs and services to curlers ranging from the youngest ‘little rocker’ (age 7 and up), to those participating at ages 70 and over – and from aspiring Olympians to Canadians with special needs, coaches, curling facility operators, ice makers and officials.

The CCA also oversees and provides the comprehensive management of the Season of Champions event portfolio; develops and administers the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) for Olympic qualification and organizes and operates the championship system for Juniors (under 20), Seniors (over 50), Mixed, Women, Men, University and Wheelchair.

For further information please contact:

Greg Stremlaw
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Curling Association
Office: 613.834.2076 x 117
Cell: 613.799.9993
Skype: cca.greg.stremlaw



About Canadian Curling Association
The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in Canada. In cooperation with its Provincial and Territorial Member Associations from across Canada, the CCA provides programs and services to curlers ranging from the youngest ‘little rocker’ (age 7 and up), to those participating at ages 70 and over – and from aspiring Olympians to Canadians with special needs, coaches, curling facility operators, ice makers and officials. The CCA also oversees and provides the comprehensive management of the Season of Champions event portfolio; develops and administers the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) for Olympic qualification; and organizes and operates the championship system for Juniors (under 20), Seniors (over 50), Mixed, Women, Men, University and Wheelchair.

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