Message from the President

Dear Members,

As you may be aware, Charlottetown is set to host the Grand Slam of Curling, 2024 Hearing Life Tour Challenge from October 1-6, 2024, at the Bell Aliant Centre. This is the first Grand Slam event of the season and will feature 64 of the top curling teams from Canada and around the world. Certainly, an exciting event for Charlottetown and our Province!

The Board of the Cornwall Curling Club has been made aware that teams participating in the event often seek out local Clubs to book practice sessions before and during the tournament. As a result of our close proximity to the event venue and player accommodations, the Board has been contemplating whether to open earlier in the season to make our Club available to teams playing in the event.

Naturally, the Board views this as a unique opportunity host top level, National and International curling teams at our facility. I would like to confirm, we are not required to provide ice time for the event, nor would we receive any financial support to do this. We would be doing this to join in the excitement that an event of this magnitude brings to the curling community.

Opening several weeks prior to our normal schedule would be a substantial cost to our Club and would not be fiscally responsible without additional support through sponsorship, fundraising and planning.

As a result, the Board has decided to reach out asking members to identify themselves if they are interested in joining a Committee to explore this opportunity, weigh the pros and cons, and make a determination whether or not to have our facility ready to support the Grand Slam event.

If you are interested in participating in the Committee, please reach out to Kim Nickerson at by April 26, 2024.

I will update you on the response to this request after the deadline. Thank you.

Kim Nickerson,
Club President

Grand Slam of Curling in Charlottetown

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