WFG Continental Cup of Curling Volunteers Spring into Action!

While spring is in the air throughout the Okanagan Valley, volunteers for the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling have been hard at work promoting one of the elite sporting events of the winter season – coming to Penticton January 10-13.

Open House a the 2013 WFG Continental Cup Event Office (Photo Randy Kirkoski )

A dedicated group of volunteers joined Event Assistant December Foster on May 10 for the Summerland Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” trade show at the Summerland Waterfront Resort.  The Continental Cup crew was part of the more than 60 exhibitors on hand to meet with chamber members attending from Osoyoos to Vernon. Congratulations to door prize winners Tina Belanger, Operations Coordinator for the Kelowna Holiday Inn Express who took home a “Ferbey Four” book and Ron Norbin who won the “Golf Gift Basket” donated by SecurTek… as well as December who entered every draw at the show and was rewarded with a gift basket from Summerland Seniors Village! The Host Committee extends special thanks to volunteers Chris Jones and Paul Van den Berg for their help setting up and taking down the event booth. Spring also marked the official opening of the World Financial Group Continental Cup event office April 25 in the Cherry Lane Mall.  Guests included Vice-Chairs and Directors of the organizing committee, members of Penticton City Council, sponsors, media partners and tenants of the mall. Black Iron Grill & Steakhouse served a tasty selection of food and wine and Cathy Jones contributed her exceptional decorating talents, along with items from her store, Random Thoughts.  Door prizes were donated by event sponsors: SecurTek, Cherry Lane Mall, Kelowna International Airport, Sherwood Trophies and Home Hardware. The office will be open to welcome volunteers and the general public Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. So many people have already demonstrated their commitment to ensuring the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup is a roaring success when it comes to the South Okanagan Events Centre this January.  But Bev Dunne stands out as the Volunteer of the Month for holding down the fort in the event office dealing with customer inquiries, ticket sales and volunteer sign-ups. “You Gotta Be There” when the best shooters in the world visit the Okanagan Valley for one of competitive curling’s most exciting showdowns. Get your tickets now just by clicking here.

Event Assistant December Foster at the Summerland Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" event (Photo courtesy D. Foster)