Scotties Promotions Heating Up for the Summer Season

Summer’s generally not the time of year for folks to be thinking about curling… but with the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts coming to the K-Rock Centre February 16-24, you’ll be hearing a lot about the roaring game in the Kingston area over the coming months.

Fans cheer on their team at the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Photo Andrew Klaver)

“Our promotions team will be out in the community all summer long getting out the word on the upcoming Scotties,” notes Promotions Director Betty Bush.  “Just look for our volunteers in their “You Gotta Be There” t-shirts and they’ll be happy to provide you with information on the big event.” The busy schedule begins Thursday, June 21 at the Farmer’s Market in Springer Market Square.  The Scotties booth will be on-site among the array of locally grown produce and crafts created by local artisans. On July 1 the volunteers will join the Canada Day celebrations in Confederation Park, take to the streets for the annual Sidewalk Sale on July 7, and head out for the Kingston Buskers Festival July 12-15 – featuring performances ranging from music and dance to stunts and acrobatics. “We’re still looking for more volunteers to help out with our promotions initiatives, as well as to serve in various capacities during the week of the event next February,” says Bush.  “For those who’ve never taken part in an event of this nature, it’s a wonderful opportunity to a gain a personal insight to championship curling.” Prospective volunteers can apply online by clicking here. The 2013 Scotties marks the first time the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship has been hosted by Kingston.  Reigning champion Heather Nedohin will wear Team Canada colours, heading up a field of the top competitive teams in the country representing all ten provinces and the territories. “You Gotta Be There” for the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the K-Rock Centre in the heart of historic downtown Kingston.  The best seats in the house are available by clicking here.