Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw another success according to Curling Canada

It’s been an extremely successful week of Curling this week in Moose Jaw, as the Scotties Tournament of Hearts concludes Sunday.

This is the second time in five years The Notorious City has hosted the Scotties, and has gone just as well this time around. Moose Jaw also hosted the Canada Cup back in 2012.

Spokesperson Al Cameron said Moose Jaw’s bid made the most sense between Curling Canada, the city, and the province.

“There’s a lot to like about this city,” Cameron said. “You mention Mosaic (Place), this is a fabulous building, it’s got a lot of things going for it, it’s in a downtown core, it’s got an attached facility that we can put the Heart Stop Lounge.

“It just checks off so many boxes.”

Cameron said five years isn’t an unusual wait for an event like this.

“We’ve been to cities within that time-frame before relatively speaking, it’s closer than what most cities do, but again, you’ve got a proven base of a host committee here, you’ve got a proven base of volunteers, and people in Saskatchewan kind of like their curling.”

Cameron said three well-hosted national events cracks the door open for a Tim Hortons Brier to come to Moose Jaw, this despite Mosaic Place being a smaller venue.

“If the bid makes economic sense — both for the host city more importantly — as well as Curling Canada, never say never.”

The final begins Sunday at 6:00 PM. The winner moves on to represent Canada in Prince George at the World Women’s Curling Championship.

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