Lots of ways to put a smile on curlers’ faces

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December 20, 2012, British Columbia (ISN) – Still wondering what to buy your loved one for Christmas? Why not get the curling fans in your family tickets to an upcoming event?

In 2013, the folks on Vancouver Island have easy access to two championship events. The Island is hosting both the 2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship and the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship.

An event pass for the 2013 BC championship, which will be held in Parksville from February 5-10, costs just $30 as part of a special early bird deal. This price is only valid until January 8, so hurry hard!

To buy tickets for the Parksville event, phone the club at 250-248-3764.

Tickets for the 2013 Ford World Men’s Championship, which takes place March 30 to April 7 in the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria are available at www.curling.ca/tickets. Every event pass includes free admission to a whole lot of extras including the Original 16 Patch, autographs, and up close and personal interviews.

If you want to get to something even sooner, why not check out the 2013 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships, taking place in Coquitlam from January 1-6?

An event pass is just $10 – a bargain price for a championship event. Check out www.coquitlamcurling.com for more information.

The 2013 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship is taking place at Cloverdale Curling Club in Surrey.

Event passes for this fantastic event are $40 and can be obtained from the Cloverdale club by calling 604-574-4483.

Or curling fans might be interested in a Ryder-Cup style curling showdown taking place in one of BC’s prettiest lakeside cities.

Tickets for the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling – coming to Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre January 10-13 – make the perfect Christmas gift for curling fans.

The latest ticket package called The Skinny features the final two days of high-energy action including the all-important Skins matches. Fans can reserve the same seat for the final five draws and be right there for the crowning of this year’s champions at a price of $109.

Single draw tickets are priced at just $15 for draws 1,2,4 and 5, $20 for evening draws and $25 for championship Sunday.

All WFG Continental Cup tickets can be purchased online at www.curling.ca/tickets by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or 250-276-2144 or in person at the South Okanagan Events Centre box office.

Or why not recognize a devoted curling fan by giving a gift in their honour to the Curling for Life Endowment Fund?

Your gift will benefit them and make a difference in the lives of thousands of curlers throughout BC! Your charitable gift will help build a vibrant future for curling in our province.

Your donation is tax deductible and there are so many ways you can give:

• Cash – gifts of cash can be accepted and include cheques, money orders and credit card payments.

• Bequest – gifts can be made through your will and are a wonderful opportunity to support curling while leaving a legacy.

• Life Insurance – gifts of life insurance allow you to arrange an affordable future gift to the Fund.

• Retirement Plan Assets – gifts of registered retirement savings plans can be made to the Fund.

• Charitable Remainder Trusts – gifts of charitable remainder trusts provide flexibility when planning your estate.

To make your online donation to the Curling for Life Endowment, please visit the Vancouver Foundation website


If you want to make a gift in honour of someone special or if you want to learn more about the Endowment, please contact Melodie Murray at 250-532-3287 or ac.wahsnull@snoitulosmdm.