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At a Press conference today at the Cobourg Community Centre (CCC), Mayor Gil Brocanier said that the Men’s Ontario Tankard and the Women’s Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts to be held in 2017 will be signature events in Cobourg’s 150 celebrations in 2017.  Also, Linda Laliberte Organizing Committee Chair, announced that tickets for the events are now on sale.  Actually, only “full event” tickets are now on sale - for $130.  Tickets for one game or full-days will be available later.  More volunteers are still needed – probably the same people will volunteer as for other Town events. More below.

The event will be from January 29 to Feb 5 2017 and held at the CCC Main Bowl – not the Cobourg Curling Club.  There will be 10 Men's and 8 Women's Teams competing.   A couple of details were announced that are barely mentioned on the official web site.

  1. There will be “great entertainment and food in the 11th End Lounge” (maybe the CCC foyer – or one of the CCC Rooms?). 
  2. Men’s and women’s events will be on ice simultaneously.

For online tickets, go here


curling jacketsAlthough 220 people showed up for a volunteer rally on October 23, and over 200 signed up, more are still wanted.  Apart from helping with an exciting event, Volunteers will all get a “schnazzy jacket, golf shirt, and access to the entire event”.  The organizers say that lots more are needed for a total of about 250.

But the jacket (photo right) and benefits are not free.  Apart from a minimum of 24 hours time commitment and training, a  $100 volunteer fee is required.  But you do get to participate in Volunteer Appreciation Events such as a pep rally and Super Bowl wrap up party.

To signup as a volunteer, go here

I noticed that along with the usual prohibitions on alcohol etc while on duty, volunteers are prohibited from “Excessive phone calls/texting/social media”.   A sign of the times. I have heard that some summer students spend more time texting than working.


Grant for Curling Club
List of Canada 150 events in Cobourg


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