Port Hawkesbury will play host to the Elite 10 Grand Slam of Curling event March 16 to 19.
Energy Minister Michel Samson, on behalf of Communities Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince, announced today, March 10, that the province will contribute $35,000 to the event.
“The province is proud to invest in this event which will bring outstanding curlers to our province,” said Mr. Samson. “Port Hawkesbury has proven its ability to host events of this calibre, which generate economic activity, and benefit local residents, surrounding communities, and the entire province.”
The Elite 10 Grand Slam of Curling event is one in a series of seven curling bonspiels that are a part of the annual World Curling Tour. The Grand Slam events feature the best men’s and women’s curling teams from across Canada and around the world.
“Events of this nature grow capacity and create a tremendous legacy in small-town Nova Scotia,” said Paula Davis, marketing and events director for the Town of Port Hawkesbury. “Volunteers have a great opportunity for engagement and are essential to the success of such an event. We can already feel the enthusiasm in anticipation for the Elite 10 Grand Slam and we are excited to showcase our wonderful facilities.”
The Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre will be converted into a curling rink for the four-day event. Events like this help build strong communities, a binding feature of Communities, Culture and Heritage’s recently unveiled Culture Action Plan.