The rallying cry around Moose Jaw over the past several months has been “You Gotta Be There!” for the 2012 Capital One Canada Cup of Curling. And the community responded in a big way, establishing a new attendance record for the ten-year history of the event.
“We have to thank all our passionate volunteers who have worked so hard to ensure the success of the event,” commented Host Chair Danielle Sicinski. “In many cases, they’ve been on the job for nearly a year.”
A volunteer corps of 370 volunteers have been involved in volunteer initiatives dating back to the spring… promoting the 2012 Capital One Canada Cup at community events throughout southern Saskatchewan.
During the five days of competition, they worked tirelessly at Mosaic Place and in The Original 16 Patch at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre, serving in a wide range of roles such as transportation, security, hospitality and program sales.
Total attendance reached 33,160 after a crowd of nearly 3,000 came out to see the men’s final. The attendance mark eclipsed the previous record set by Yorkton in 2009.
The Host Committee for the 2012 Capital One Canada Cup of Curling extends its gratitude to all the volunteers… thank you for making Moose Jaw number 1!