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Swan River to Host 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship

22 Nov, 2016


The 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship will be held in Swan River, it has been announced.

The 55th edition of the tournament will be held between November 12 and 18 in 2017, at the Swan River Curling Club.

It will be the sixth staging of the event in Manitoba, but Swan River has never staged a Curling Canada Championship.

"There’s a proud tradition of curling in the Swan Valley, and we couldn’t be more proud or excited to welcome the Canadian Mixed Championship to our town," said Murray Mullin, chairman of the Host Committee. 

"We will be pulling out the stops to make sure the curlers, their families and the officials go home with smiles on their faces. 

"We have a lot of work in front of us, but we can’t wait to get going."

The Canadian Mixed Championship was first played in Toronto in 1964 and has been won a leading 11 times by Alberta, including last season’s triumph by Mick Lizmore in Toronto. 

Saskatchewan is next with 10 titles.

Whoever is successful in Swan River will represent Canada at the 2018 World Mixed Championship, which has not yet been designated a host.

"We were more than pleased to endorse Swan River’s bid to host the Canadian Mixed, and we know the Swan Valley curling community is going to be extremely supportive," said Craig Baker, executive director of CurlManitoba. 

"I have every confidence that it’s going to be a terrific event, and that Swan River will leave a lasting impression on everyone who visits."

The 2017 edition of the event will also be held in the previous year, with action taking place in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, next month.

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