Who Will Wear PEI Colours for the Charlottetown Scotties?

The 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts comes to the Charlottetown Civic Centre, February 19 – 27 and speculation is growing over who will represent the Island in the women’s national curling championship.

Kathy O'Rourke at the 2010 Scotties

After the incredible performance of the Kathy O’Rourke foursome in last year’s Scotties – taking Team Canada’s Jennifer Jones right down to the last rock in the championship final – local fans are looking forward to another run at the title. The matter will be decided January 27-31 at the Cornwall Curling Club when the top six teams in the province compete for the honour of playing in front of a hometown crowd. The field for the PEI playdowns includes defending PEI champ O’Rourke – along with teammates Erin Carmody, Geri-Lynn Ramsay and Tricia Affleck – as well as Tammy Dewar, Suzanne Birt, Donna Butler, Shirley Berry and Kim Dolan.   It’s a group with a wealth of experience in provincial and national competition. “I’m really looking forward to the provincials,” says Kim Dolan, Host Committee Chair of the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.  “Obviously because I’m one of the competitors… but, also, there’s just so much excitement surrounding the Scotties considering how close Kathy and the girls came last year.  It’s done so much for the game in PEI.” You can still get great seats for the Charlottetown Scotties.  Tickets for all 22 draws are now on sale, starting at just $16.  Pick the draws and times that work best for your personal schedule… right through to the championship final. Tickets can be purchased online at seasonofchampions.ca, by phone at 902.629.6625 or in person at the Civic Centre Box Office. Your ticket also includes complimentary admission to the HeartStop Lounge… the heartbeat of post-game revelry. Enjoy an appetizing array of food and beverages and the live sounds of amazing Canadian entertainers… including Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold, Fiddlers’ Sons, Shameless, Shaydid, Roger Jones, Signal Hill and the Chevelles.