World’s top curlers come to Penticton

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December 31, 2012, Penticton, BC – It’s world-class curling right on your doorstep and tickets are still available. Canada’s top curlers take on the world when the WFG Continental Cup comes to Penticton from January 10-13.

BC is represented by former Olympian Kelley Law, who will captain team North America in the Ryder-Cup-style competition at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Alberta’s curlers will be out in full force too, including the current Canadian champion, Heather Nedohin.

Nedohin, who has close BC ties because she was born in Fort St John and is coached by Salmon Arm’s Darryl Horne, will face opponents from around the world, but she will not be alone.

She will be joined by curlers from five other teams, including Kevin Martin’s Alberta rink, Glenn Howard’s Ontario rink, Jennifer Jones’s Manitoba rink and two teams from the United States – skipped by Heath McCormick of Sarnia, Ontario, and Allison Pottinger of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Their coach will be three-time Brier winner and two-time world champion Rick Lang of Thunder Bay.

Team World is comprised of teams skipped by Niklas Edin (Sweden), Tom Brewster (Scotland), Thomas Ulsrud (Norway), Margaretha Sigfridsson (Sweden), Mirjam Ott (Switzerland) and Eve Muirhead (Scotland).

Their captain will be former world champion from Scotland, David Hay. With three-time world champion Peja Lindholm from Sweden, as their coach – the same positions they held last year when Team World won the Cup in Langley.

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You can see the biggest names in the international game by clicking here to get your tickets today. 

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.