Beginning today: The Dominion Curling Club Championships

Today kicks-off The Dominion Curling Club Championship, a week-long national curling event presented by The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company (The Dominion). The event, now in its third year is taking place at the Richmond Curling Club in Richmond, British Columbia from November 21st to 26th.

Teams practice at The Dominion Curling Club Championship (Photo: Yadranka Thompson/The Dominion)

The event is the ultimate experience for club curlers. Men’s and women’s teams from each of Canada’s provinces and territories come to play each year in round robin competition, all vying for the honour of being named 2011 Canadian Curling Club Champions. The teams’ places in the event are already hard-won, with each rink having taken home the championship at their provincial or territorial playdowns. Richmond Mayor, Malcolm Brodie will join in the Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday evening to officially welcome all competitors and volunteers. Also on hand for the week-long event will be 2010 Paralympic Gold Medalist curler, Sonja Gaudet and 2010 Canadian Olympic Curling Coach, Jim Waite. All of the event action can be followed through The Dominion Curling Club Championship’s online social community, which includes: Twitter (@thedominioncurls), Facebook (, YouTube and live-streaming at Share, interact, don’t miss any of the action. “We’re thrilled to be back for our third annual The Dominion Curling Club Championship,” says George Cooke, President and CEO of The Dominion.  “It gives me a great sense of pride to see this Championship grow and develop curling club talent across the country, inspiring others to get involved.” All profits from The Dominion Curling Club Championship will be re-directed to the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) and developmental curling initiatives in communities across the country. The CPA aims to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities achieve independence, self reliance and full community participation. The Dominion is proud to support the CPA in reaching their goals. The Dominion has been insuring Canadians since 1887. For more information about The Dominion’s car, home and business or to find an independent broker, visit The Dominion, Canada’s Trusted Insurance Company at For further information: Brett Boadway Media & Marketing Chair The Dominion Curling Club Championship 416-801-9712 [email protected] About The Dominion: Canadian owned and operated since 1887, today The Dominion is one of the country’s largest property and casualty insurers. The Dominion takes pride in providing Canadians with confidence that the cars, homes and businesses they value are protected. A fierce advocate for consumer interests, The Dominion is committed to making sure the insurance system works best for consumers. The Dominion strongly believes consumers should have access to independent, professional advisors, who provide advocacy and choice, which is why they distribute their products exclusively through independent brokers. The Dominion’s priority is to earn and maintain the trust and loyalty of policyholders, employees and business partners. Visit About The Dominion and Curling: Along with being the official insurer of the Canadian Curling Association, the CCA Season of Champions events and Ontario Curling Association, The Dominion is a primary sponsor of well over a dozen curling championships, camps and fundraisers including The Dominion Northern Ontario & Ontario Men’s Tankards, The Scotties Tournament of Hearts, The Brier, Alberta and Ontario Senior Men’s Provincials, The Canadian Wheelchair Championships, the Toronto Curling Association Junior Bonspiel and a bonspiel which has raised more than $1.25 million in the last 10 years benefitting the CPA Ontario.