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November 9, 2012, Parksville, BC – The Parksville Curling Club is getting ready to host the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship for the second year in a row.

The 2013 championship, from February 5 to 10, will follow the same format as the successful 2012 format. The beach-side curling club is a great setting for a championship and the Parksville event committee is looking forward to welcoming people back in 2013.

Event chair Penny Shantz said: “Last year’s event was a big success and this year will be even better. We can’t wait to welcome all the curlers, spectators and volunteers back to the Island.”

Senior Manager of Affinity Business at Canadian Direct Insurance, Chris Pragnell, said: “Canadian Direct Insurance is proud to support curling in BC and we’re looking forward to another great event in Parksville.”

A new championship website has been set up at People can visit the site over the coming weeks to find all the latest team news in the lead-up to the event.

The Parksville Curling Club was first formed in 1991, but did not find a building to call home until 2003, when it signed a lease with the Regional District to take over an old hockey arena. This facility hosted the 2007 BC Master Men’s & Women’s Curling Championships and the 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts BC Women’s Curling Championship.

Canadian Direct Insurance has been the title sponsor of the BC Men’s Curling Championship since 2008. Curlers can take advantage of Canadian Direct Insurance’s link-up with Curl BC by getting good deals on home and auto insurance. Visit or call 1-888-225-5234 or 604-699-3838 for more information.