SaskEnergy Junior Stars Contest Kick Off for 2015 Scotties!!
The last Junior Stars in Moose Jaw were at the 2012 Canada Cup. It was a terrific opportunity for young curlers to meet the best of the best and to experience championship curling from ice level. Applications are on the Scotties Website.
The following is the announcement from SaskEnergy and the Moose Jaw Host Committee:
October 29, 2014
The 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts is bringing the most elite female curlers in Canada to Moose Jaw next Feb. 14-22, and 24 of Saskatchewan’s young curlers can be a part of it!
The SaskEnergy Junior Stars Contest is open to all Saskatchewan junior curlers, as well as and school curling team members, ages 12-18. There is no cost to enter!
Winners become honourary members of one of the teams competing in the Scotties, and also receive:
- A commemorative Junior Stars jacket
- Tickets to the draw when their team is highlighted, including two draw tickets for their parents/guardians
- A 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and SaskEnergy prize package
- An official photograph with the team
But the best part is they have the chance to meet the team, observe them from ice-level in practice and take part in the pre-game introductions.
To join the team, junior curlers can enter online at www.curling.ca/2015scotties. The entry deadline is Dec. 5, 2014, so “hurry hard!”
“The provincial representatives who will be in Moose Jaw come February will be mentors to the young stars of tomorrow. These youth are very impressionable at this stage of their curling career and SaskEnergy is very proud to support this contest.” -Shannon Doka, Community Involvement Leader, SaskEnergy
To kick off the contest, both the Scotties Trophy and Tim Hortons Brier Tankard will be on display at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre in Mosaic Place on Monday, Nov. 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Curling celebrities Amber Holland — skip of the 2011 Scotties Canadian champions from Saskatchewan —and Pat Simmons – vice-skip for the 2014-15 men’s Team Canada — will be there along with Scotties Lil Softie. Everyone is welcome to come by, get their picture taken with these two legendary trophies and enjoy this unique opportunity!
Shannon Doka, Community Involvement Leader, SaskEnergy
Rob Dewhirst, Event Manager, 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts