Canada’s future curling superstars will gather in Prince Albert for the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, it was announced today by Curling Canada.
The 2019 Canadian Juniors will be played Jan. 19-27, and co-hosted by the Art Hauser Centre and the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club.
It will be the second time the Canadian junior championships has been contested in Prince Albert; in 1987, the first year the Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships were combined into one event, New Brunswick’s Jim Sullivan and B.C.’s Julie Sutton came out on top.
Prince Albert also has hosted the Canadian Mixed Championship twice — in 2005, won by Newfoundland/Labrador’s Mark Nichols and in 1984, won by Saskatchewan’s Randy Woytowich — as well as two editions of the Canadian Senior Championships. Saskatchewan’s Eugene Hritzuk won the men’s title and B.C.’s Pat Sanders won the women’s title in 2008, while in 1972 it was Quebec’s Ken Weldon winning the Canadian senior men’s title; the men’s and women’s championships were held in separate locations then.
It will be the first time the Canadian Juniors have come to Saskatchewan since 1995 when the event was held in Regina.