White Point is a proud Member of the Host Committee and to serve as the Host Property for the 2014 M & M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Championships
They are currently enlisting Volunteers and Community events to help round out the event, here’s the latest from the Host Committee:
LIVERPOOL, NOVA SCOTIA – October 10, 2013 … In 3 months, Liverpool will become the focus of the nation as the top Mens and Womens Junior Curling Teams sweep their way into Town to compete in the 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Championships, January 18-26. The Host Committee is in the final planning stages for the Championships with its focus now on working with the community to pull the finishing touches together.
Host Committee Chair Greg Thorbourne says the committee teams assembled to welcome and host the Championships have been working diligently over the past year. With the curling draw schedule and the technical requirements of the Championships in hand, he says the Host Committee is turning its attention to the key ingredients, volunteers and a development of a community festival program infused with Liverpool and Nova Scotia flavour.
The Championships will be unlike anything Liverpool and the South Shore has hosted before, with 140 athletes, CCA Officials, some 2000 spectators and the TSN television crew coming into the community, Thorbourne says the committee has already recruited over half of the 150 volunteers needed to support the event.
Chair of the Volunteer Committee and President of the Liverpool Curling Club, Paul Fay, says they’re offering a valuable and diversified volunteer program. “Volunteers are needed in all areas of the event, some require knowledge of the sport, others just a thirst to get involved to stage the most memorable and successful Junior Championships”. Fay say the 3 draws per day, 10 day event and its complementing schedule of events really does offer something for everyone depending on their interest and time availability.
The Volunteer section on the official Canadian Curling Association website, www.curling.ca/2014juniors-en/volunteers , has the Volunteer Forms available and indicates at least 14 categories for volunteers to choose from. While volunteering comes with a $75 fee, Fay says they have created a Volunteer Rewards Package worth more than $200. Volunteers will receive an official Vest for the Championships; have access to the Volunteer Lounge equipped with an endless supply of nourishment from Tim Horton’s as well as meals being provided; there will be Volunteer training and special events; and perhaps the most valuable component, an all event access pass to the Championships.
With more than 2000 spectators, including the parents of the athletes, the Host Committee is also inviting community groups, organizations and businesses to get involved. Thorbourne says while there are 3 draws a day taking place on 8 sheets of ice, at any given time, at least half of the teams and their parents and supporters are potentially seeking experiences while in the area. Similarly while there are several nights of pre-programmed events, the Host Committee welcomes community events. Stores are challenged to decorate their windows and ensure their staff are ready to welcome our guests. Museums and attractions are asked to provide their hours of operation. Community Groups and Organizations interested in hosting Dinners, Breakfasts and other special events are invited to contact the Host Committee with their ideas as well.
Hurry hard and get involved says Thorbourne, the Championships give the community an opportunity to showcase ourselves and create positive social and economic impacts, “The countdown is on, the Nation is coming to Liverpool, and the South Shore for 10 days in January!”. For more information on all aspects of the 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Championship, visit www.curling.ca/2014juniors-en or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on becoming a Volunteer email email@example.com