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TIMMINS SELECTED TO HOST 2004 CANADIAN MIXED


Timmins, November 1, 2002.
The 2004 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship will be held in Timmins,
Ontario, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA).

The 2004 Canadian Mixed will be contested January 10-18 at the McIntyre Curling Club.
Since 1995, when curling’s Season of Champions concept was unveiled,
the Mixed has been the first of five Canadian and two world championships
to be staged each year.
Other sites previously announced for 2004 are:
The Scott Tournament of Hearts, February 21-29 in Red Deer, Alberta;
The Nokia Brier, March 6-14 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and
The Ford Worlds, April 17-25 in Gavle, Sweden.
Sites for the 2004 Canadian Seniors, Karcher Juniors and World Juniors are expected to be confirmed shortly.

It1s the second time that the McIntyre Curling Club will have hosted the Mixed.
It also staged the 1982 Seagram Mixed, won by British Columbia’s Glen Pierce. The other national championship hosted by the club was the 1972 Pepsi Schoolboys, captured by Alberta’s Lawrence Niven.
However, the McIntyre has also been home to various provincial championships for juniors, mixed, men’s, ladies’ and seniors.

"The McIntyre Curling Club is very proud to have been selected as the host site for the 2004 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship," said club president and Mixed co-chair David MacInnes.
"We look forward to showing off our true Northern Ontario hospitality to all curlers from across our nation."

Timmins will be hosting the 41st Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, since the event first began in 1964 in Toronto.
It will also mark the sixth time that Northern Ontario has staged the Mixed, following Fort William (1966), Thunder Bay (1972 and 1991), Timmins (1982) and North Bay (1988).

While Saskatchewan has won a leading eight Canadian Mixed titles, teams representing Northern Ontario have earned three crowns: 1979 (skip Roy Lund), 1981 (skip Rick Lang) and 1997 (skip Chris Johnson).

Meanwhile, the 2003 Canadian Mixed, which again kicks off the Season of Champions, will be played at the Rec Centre in Abbotsford, British Columbia from January 11-19.
Last year's Mixed, held at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, was won by Nova Scotia, skipped by Mark Dacey.

For further information:

David MacInnes
McIntyre Curling Club President &
2004 Canadian Mixed co-chairman
Tel: (705) 360-1770
e-mail: booton@ntl.sympatico.ca

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