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March 27, 2013  By Ted McIntyre

305 words – MR

HEAD: Hurry hard!

SWEEP! was the call heard around the rink during the Canadian Police Curling Championships (CPCC). The 58th annual championship was held this year at the Natana Curling Club in Saskatoon. The eight day event kicked off March 23 and wrapped up with a closing stone banquet.

Only 11 teams attended. Alberta, Yukon/NWT and PEI were not represented but that did not lesson the competitiveness. There was plenty of excellent curling. Team Canada (Saskatchewan) shone thru with the best week in recent memory, going 9-1 during round robin play. It went on to beat Manitoba in a tight final match to capture back to back championships.

Not only was the event a great success, it raised more than $2,000 for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC), the Canadian Police Curling Association (CPCA) charity of choice. Throughout the year the CPCA raised more than $13,500.00 for the TSFC.

The CPCA has expanded and now invites all peace officers to join our curling fraternity. Any peace officer in good standing within any provincial or territorial association in which they reside is eligible. This may include, but is not restricted to, officers from Canadian Border Services Agency, Corrections, Conservation and Fisheries.

Retired peace officers with a minimum of 15 years’ service are also eligible.

The CPCA National Executive thanks the organizing committee, participants, volunteers and sponsors for making this year’s event a huge success on and off the ice – and congratulates Team Canada (Saskatchewan) for a well deserved victory.

We wish the 2014 Winnipeg organizing committee the best of luck organizing the 2014 Championship, which will be held March 15-22 at the St. Vital Curling Club.

PHOTO: Team Canada (Saskatchewan), Skip: Jason Jacobson, Vice: Jeremy Tipper, Second: Gerry Schneider, Lead: Al Dymytryshyn

Team Records (Chart to attach)

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