Scotties Fall Promotions in Full Swing

The volunteer team for the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship was there to greet participants at the 4th hole September 7 for The Molly charity golf tournament sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kingston.

Scotties volunteer Nancy Roantree joins golfers at The Molly golf tournament (Photo Keith Forrest)

The promotional appearance for the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, coming to Kingston’s K-Rock Centre February 14-26, saw the volunteers distribute event tees and ball markers and ticket information to the golfers who hit the course for the charity tournament in support of women’s and youth organizations.  A pair of Opening Weekend ticket packages to the Scotties was also up for bids at the silent auction. Saturday, September 8 the Scotties ambassadors made an abbreviated visit to the Kingston Fall Recreation & Leisure Showcase at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.  The event came to an early end due to a power failure at the facility. The next stop on the busy fall promotion schedule is the September 12 Open House at St. Lawrence College with Scotties volunteers taking part to welcome new students to the school. Then it’s time to take to the curling ice for the Shorty Jenkins Classic, September 13-16 at the Brockville Country Club where a strong field of the game’s top men’s and women’s teams will compete in the annual competition. The cash spiel is named in honour of legendary ice-maker Shorty Jenkins, the colourful character who once starred in a Tim Hortons television commercial sporting his trademark pink cowboy hat, boots and leather jacket. Jenkins, whose first ice-making assignment was in 1967 at the Trenton Curling Club, is acknowledged as one of the true innovators of curling technology.  Through his study of the effects of such factors as humidity, air-flow, scraping patterns, temperature, water types and pebbling density, he is credited with vastly improving the quality and consistency of the pebbled surface for numerous national and world championships. The Host Committee for the Scotties is still recruiting volunteers to serve in bank and bar service positions during the event.   If you’d like to get involved in an exciting week next February, register online by clicking here. “You Gotta Be There” to experience live championship curling, and all the fun and festivities that come with it, at the 2013 Scotties Tournament Hearts.  Tickets are available now just by clicking here.