Exciting Alberta #Curling News

In case you're new to this blog, let me tell you my dream: I want to be on the organizing committee of a Brier.*

I'm working my way up the curling volunteer ladder, having done some bonspiels at my club, and the Roar of the Rings Olympic Curling Trials last December. I'll be volunteering for the Continental Cup this January, and the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships in March. So far I just do piddley jobs (except I'm doing social media in March, and that's super cool), so the only way to go from here is up!

And I might not have to wait that long. Check out some event news from Al Cameron's On The Rocks blog:

... there's going to be a doubleheader of major women’s curling events next season, with Red Deer hosting the Scotties in 2012, and Lethbridge hosting the women’s worlds a few weeks later. An announcement on the latter is expected as soon as next week.
And with Calgary now out of the mix for hosting the 2013 Olympic Trials — a bid was considered, but ultimately ruled out — don’t be surprised if the CCA awards the 2013 world men’s championship to Calgary, an event that would either be played at the Saddledome or, possibly (based on the CCA’s hosting requirements for such an event — “6,000 (minimum), 10,000 (maximum) seat arena,” it says on the CCA website — the Corral (which hosted the 1964 world championship).
That world championship could conceivably complete another Alberta double, as Edmonton is a leading candidate to host the 2013 Brier; look for an announcement soon on Saskatoon hosting the 2012 Brier, by the way.


So exciting. And you know what, if Calgary gets a big event soon, I'm going to try to get on the volunteer force for that too. I considered volunteering for Saskatoon, but I don't know anyone there who would lend me their couch for the event. I might go watch some games in Red Deer, but unfortunately Lethbridge is too far, as is Medicine Hat where the current Canada Cup of Curling is happening, and I'm kinda choked the next few men's provincials are really far too. Oh, and too bad I can't go to Regina for this year's men's worlds.

I might not figure out how to get on the organizing committees for the Edmonton and Calgary events, but if I keep at it I might make a move up for the next round. Honestly, I have no idea how to get on the organizing committee, but I am currently on the @11Wheelies committee with one of the volunteer coordinators, so, well, yeah. Fingers crossed.

It's been an great curling week!

* Some librarians want to do research and get PhDs, but no, not me, I want to organize curling events. I'm a weird one. In case my supervisor is reading this, I do have libraryland dreams: I want to be world's best reference and instruction librarian, the liaison for all the Business diploma programs, the student desk assistants' supervisor, and in 10-15 years I want to be an instructor for the Library Technician diploma program at my university. It's not aways about curling (just usually...).

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