ROCK THE BID co-chairs Charlie Cohoe (left) and Kim Kirkham promote their bid to help Penticton get the chance to host the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Major curling announcement being made in Penticton

Curling Canada will be in Penticton to make an announcement on a major event.

Curling Canada will be in Penticton Thursday at the South Okanagan Event Centre’s Valley First Vault Bar & Grill for a major announcement.

Local media have been invited for the annoucement scheduled for Thursday morning.

In the spring, members of the Penticton Curling Club put forward an application to land the Scott Tournament of Hearts in 2018. Kim Kirkham and Charlie Cohoe are leading the host committee. The committee set a goal of collecting 1,000 deposits of $100 each before June 20.

Sydney, NS is one of the other the cities vying to host the 2018 tournament

“You basically have to prove that the city would support it before you would be chosen as the city to host an event,” said Kirkham, who is also counting on curling fans from other regions to show its support. “What we have going for us is that the facility is second to none.”

READ MORE: Penticton aims to bring the Scott Tournament of Hearts

Since that time the club has received support from big names in the sport including Julie Skinner, who won bronze at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and Kelowna’s Kelly Scott among others.



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