The Scotties Tournament of Hearts returns to Nova Scotia for the first time in 27 years and it’s not possible without the support of volunteers. Volunteer registration for the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sydney, N.S., is now open.
Volunteer contributions, both behind and in front of the scenes, are indispensable, and their efforts are often as profound as the event itself.
Facilities will need volunteers in a variety of positions that start before the event and carry through to teardown. Opportunities vary from setting up and taking down equipment to facilitating interview requests for the media. Canada’s best women’s curlers, VIPs and fans will gather at Centre 200 from Feb. 16-24, and volunteers will be required to work behind the scenes at various checkpoints.
Hosting is looking for friendly faces to provide information regarding tickets and daily activities. Some volunteers will be tasked with transporting VIPs, media members and athletes to and from their destinations around Sydney, while others will help keep a variety of lounges stocked with refreshments and food.
The special events committee will make the off-ice activities, such as autograph sessions, Up Close and Personal interviews and the Future Stars program a success. They’ll also help plan and prepare the ceremonies at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and provide retail assistance for souvenirs.
After the last rock is thrown each night, attention shifts to the HeartStop Lounge, Curling Canada’s post-game party zone. The bands will be electrifying, the dance floor packed, and volunteers make it all possible by bartending, bussing, and enjoying the camaraderie of the HeartStop Lounge.
2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts volunteers receive:
• Official volunteer clothing
• Access to the famous HeartStop Lounge with live entertainment
• Limited edition volunteer pin (not available to the general public)
• Volunteer handbook
• Invitation to the volunteer appreciation party
• Access to the venue when not on shift. (Seats are available based on capacity, reserved seating is not provided. For those volunteers who want reserved seats, purchasing tickets is suggested.)
These positions are just a taste of what volunteers will be doing to make the 2019 Scotties a success. Visit https://www.curling.ca/2019scotties/volunteers/and become part of the team today.